H.R.705 - Verify Eligibility Coverage Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] (Introduced 01/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.705 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/27/2017)
Verify Eligibility Coverage Act
The bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow a state to delay or deny an individual's initial eligibility for Medicaid benefits without providing a reasonable opportunity to submit evidence of a satisfactory immigration status or pending official verification of such status. A state that elects to provide a reasonable period for an individual to provide such evidence may not receive payment for amounts expended on the individual's medical assistance during that period.
In FY2018-FY2026, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, using the Medicaid Improvement Fund, shall pay a 90% federal matching rate to eligible states for home- and community-based services furnished under a state Medicaid waiver to patients who had been on a waiting list for such services.