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Territories Health Equity Act of 2019

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A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the treatment of the United States territories under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
06/11/2019Introduced in Senate

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06/11/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Senate Finance06/11/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/11/2019)

Territories Health Equity Act of 2019

This bill alters provisions under Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Advantage relating to U.S. territories, and generally modifies and establishes programs to expand health insurance coverage for residents.

Among other things, the bill

  • eliminates Medicaid funding limitations for U.S. territories beginning in FY2020,
  • repeals provisions that exclude residents of Puerto Rico from a certain automatic enrollment process for Medicare medical services,
  • establishes minimum criteria for certain elements used in Medicare Advantage payment calculations for areas within U.S. territories, and
  • allows residents of U.S. territories who are unable to obtain health insurance through their employer or a health insurance exchange to instead obtain coverage that is at least as broad as the coverage available to Members of Congress and their staff through the District of Columbia exchange.