S.874 - At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/06/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.874 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/06/2017)
At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2017
This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to specify that a state Medicaid program may not terminate a juvenile's medical assistance enrollment because the juvenile is incarcerated. A state may suspend enrollment while the juvenile is an inmate, but must restore enrollment upon release without requiring a new application or any other action unless the individual no longer meets the eligibility requirements for medical assistance.
A state must process an application submitted by, or on behalf of, an incarcerated juvenile, notwithstanding that the juvenile is an inmate.
A "juvenile" is an individual who: (1) is under 21 years of age; or (2) has aged out of the state's foster care system, was enrolled in the state plan while in foster care, and is under 26 years of age.