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Titles (5)

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Short Titles as Reported to Senate

KIDS Act of 2017
Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

KIDS Act of 2017
Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/20/2017Committee on Finance. Reported by Senator Hatch with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-197.
09/18/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
12/20/2017Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 288.
Action By: Senate
12/20/2017Committee on Finance. Reported by Senator Hatch with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-197.
09/18/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Finance09/18/2017 Referred to
12/20/2017 Reported by S. Rept. 115-197

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (12/20/2017)

Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017 or the KIDS Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill extends funding through FY2022 for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project.

In addition, the bill reauthorizes through FY2022:

  • the qualifying-states option (which allows states that provided coverage to now CHIP-eligible children prior to CHIP's enactment to continue to provide such coverage), and
  • the express-lane eligibility option (which allows states to use eligibility findings from other public benefit programs to determine children's eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP).

Beginning in FY2020, the bill allows state child-health plans to adopt more restrictive eligibility standards with respect to children in families whose income exceeds 300% of the poverty line.

(Sec. 3) The bill extends funding through FY2022 for the Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project and the Pediatric Quality Measures Program.

(Sec. 4) The bill extends funding through FY2022 for specified outreach and enrollment grants.

(Sec. 5) Current law provides states with an enhanced Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for child-health assistance through FY2019. The bill maintains the enhanced FMAP in FY2020, but halves the percentage-point increase.