H.J.Res.124 - Making further additional continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] (Introduced 12/13/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations; Budget; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/13/2017 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.124 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/13/2017)
DIVISION A--FURTHER ADDITIONAL CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018
This division amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 to provide continuing FY2018 appropriations to most federal agencies through January 19, 2018 (December 22, 2017, under current law). It prevents a partial government shutdown that would otherwise occur when the existing continuing resolution expires because the FY2018 appropriations bills have not been enacted.
It also exempts security spending from sequestration (automatic spending cuts) for FY2018 and delays the sequestration for nonsecurity spending.
DIVISION B--DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
This division provides appropriations to the Department of Defense for the remainder of FY2018, including emergency appropriations for missile defense programs.
DIVISION C--CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT
Continuing Community Health And Medical Professional Programs to Improve Our Nation, Increase National Gains, and Help Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017 or the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act
This division extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through FY2022 and also extends several other public health programs.
The division also increases Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through FY2019 and modifies the Medicaid payment reductions for disproportionate-share hospitals (which receive additional payment under Medicaid for treating a large share of low-income patients).
In addition, the bill:
- modifies the grace period for paying health insurance premiums under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,
- reduces appropriations for the Prevention and Public Health Fund,
- alters third-party liability rules under Medicaid and CHIP,
- modifies the treatment of lottery winnings and other lump-sum income under Medicaid income eligibility rules, and
- eliminates Medicare premium subsidies for beneficiaries with annual incomes exceeding $500,000.
DIVISION D--OTHER MATTERS
This division provides funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to receive health care from providers outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.