Text: H.R.3953 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/24/2019)


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.


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


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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