SB 14 Raises Medicaid eligibility for the aged, blind and disabled population by modifying the eligibility for pregnant women and children if tax credits are available in a federal exchange
Sponsor: Schaaf
LR Number: 0373S.03I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 1/10/2013 - Second Read and Referred S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee Journal Page: S67
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 14 - This act provides that notwithstanding current Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program eligibility requirements and subject to the Medicaid maintenance of eligibility requirements under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Department of Social Services shall modify the Medicaid State Plan to allow for Medicaid eligibility to be lowered to 133 percent of the federal poverty level for pregnant women and children under the age of six and to 100 percent of the federal poverty level for children who are six to eighteen years of age.

Upon implementation of one or all of the changes in income eligibility under this act, the department shall raise the income eligibility level for participants receiving Medicaid services under the Aged, Blind or Disabled category of eligibility up to a level equal to the cost savings realized by the changes made to the pregnant women and children eligibility levels under this act.

The provisions of this act shall become effective when premium tax credits under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code are available to certain individuals participating in a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange under the ACA or upon final disposition in a court of competent jurisdiction finding that such premium tax credits are available in a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange under the ACA, whichever is sooner.

ADRIANE CROUSE