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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3953

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to expand the requirement 
     for States to suspend, rather than terminate, an individual's 
eligibility for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan while 
   the individual is an inmate of a public institution, to apply to 
                          inmates of any age.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 24, 2019

Mr. Scott of Virginia introduced the following bill; which was referred 
                to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to expand the requirement 
     for States to suspend, rather than terminate, an individual's 
eligibility for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan while 
   the individual is an inmate of a public institution, to apply to 
                          inmates of any age.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Supporting Positive Outcomes After 
Release Act''.

SEC. 2. SUSPENSION OF MEDICAID BENEFITS FOR INMATES OF PUBLIC 
              INSTITUTIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
1396a) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(84)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``individual 
                who is an eligible juvenile'' and all that follows 
                through ``inmate;'' and inserting ``eligible individual 
                (as defined in subsection (nn)(1)) because the 
                individual is an inmate of a public institution (as 
                defined in subsection (nn)(2)), but may suspend 
                coverage during the period the individual is such an 
                inmate;'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``individual 
                who is an eligible juvenile described in paragraph 
                (2)(A)'' and inserting ``eligible individual who is 
                described in paragraph (1)(A)''; and
                    (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``individual 
                who is an eligible juvenile described in paragraph 
                (2)(B)'' and inserting ``eligible individual who is 
                described in paragraph (1)(B)''; and
            (2) by amending subsection (nn) to read as follows:
    ``(nn) Eligible Individual; Public Institution.--For purposes of 
subsection (a)(84) and this subsection:
            ``(1) Eligible individual.--The term `eligible individual' 
        means an individual who is an inmate of a public institution 
        and who--
                    ``(A) was determined eligible for medical 
                assistance under the State plan immediately before 
                becoming an inmate of such a public institution; or
                    ``(B) is determined eligible for such medical 
                assistance while an inmate of a public institution.
            ``(2) Inmate of a public institution.--The term `inmate of 
        a public institution' has the meaning given such term for 
        purposes of applying the subdivision (A) following paragraph 
        (30) of section 1905(a), taking into account the exception in 
        such subdivision for a patient of a medical institution.''.
    (b) Retroactive Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection 
(a) shall take effect as included in the enactment of section 1001 of 
the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (Public Law 115-271).
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