SB 42 Increases resource limits for medical assistance eligibility
Sponsor: Chappelle-Nadal
LR Number: 0182S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 1/12/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page: S86
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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Current Bill Summary

SB 42 - This act increases the resource limit for medical assistance eligibility to $2,500 for a single person and $5,000 for a married couple. The director of the Department of Social Services must apply to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services for an amendment to the home and community-based waiver to extend eligibility for medical assistance to individuals with an income of up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

This act is identical to HB 1357 (2010).