US Laws - Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
TITLE II--ROLE OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Subtitle A--Improved Access to Medicaid

Subtitle A--Improved Access to Medicaid (2248)(1-click HTML)

SEC. 2001. MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR THE LOWEST INCOME POPULATIONS. (2249)(1-click HTML)

(a) Coverage for Individuals With Income at or Below 133 Percent of the Poverty Line- (2250)

(1) BEGINNING 2014- Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a) is amended-- (2251)

(A) by striking "or" at the end of subclause (VI); (2252)

(B) by adding "or" at the end of subclause (VII); and (2253)

(C) by inserting after subclause (VII) the following: (2254)

"(VIII) beginning January 1, 2014, who are under 65 years of age, not pregnant, not entitled to, or enrolled for, benefits under part A of title XVIII, or enrolled for benefits under part B of title XVIII, and are not described in a previous subclause of this clause, and whose income (as determined under subsection (e)(14)) does not exceed 133 percent of the poverty line (as defined in section 2110(c)(5)) applicable to a family of the size involved, subject to subsection (k);". (2255)

(2) PROVISION OF AT LEAST MINIMUM ESSENTIAL COVERAGE- (2256)

(A) IN GENERAL- Section 1902 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a) is amended by inserting after subsection (j) the following: (2257)

"(k)(1) The medical assistance provided to an individual described in subclause (VIII) of subsection (a)(10)(A)(i) shall consist of benchmark coverage described in section 1937(b)(1) or benchmark equivalent coverage described in section 1937(b)(2). Such medical assistance shall be provided subject to the requirements of section 1937, without regard to whether a State otherwise has elected the option to provide medical assistance through coverage under that section, unless an individual described in subclause (VIII) of subsection (a)(10)(A)(i) is also an individual for whom, under subparagraph (B) of section 1937(a)(2), the State may not require enrollment in benchmark coverage described in subsection (b)(1) of section 1937 or benchmark equivalent coverage described in subsection (b)(2) of that section.". (2258)

(B) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 1903(i) of the Social Security Act, as amended by section 6402(c), is amended-- (2259)

(i) in paragraph (24), by striking "or" at the end; (2260)

(ii) in paragraph (25), by striking the period and inserting "; or"; and (2261)

(iii) by adding at the end the following: (2262)

"(26) with respect to any amounts expended for medical assistance for individuals described in subclause (VIII) of subsection (a)(10)(A)(i) other than medical assistance provided through benchmark coverage described in section 1937(b)(1) or benchmark equivalent coverage described in section 1937(b)(2).". (2263)

(3) FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COST OF COVERING NEWLY ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS- Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d), is amended-- (2264)

(A) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by inserting "subsection (y) and" before "section 1933(d)"; and (2265)

(B) by adding at the end the following new subsection: (2266)

"(y) Increased FMAP for Medical Assistance for Newly Eligible Mandatory Individuals- (2267)

"(1) AMOUNT OF INCREASE- (2268)

"(A) 100 PERCENT FMAP- During the period that begins on January 1, 2014, and ends on December 31, 2016, notwithstanding subsection (b), the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for a State that is one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia for each fiscal year occurring during that period with respect to amounts expended for medical assistance for newly eligible individuals described in subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i) shall be equal to 100 percent. (2269)

"(B) 2017 AND 2018- (2270)

"(i) IN GENERAL- During the period that begins on January 1, 2017, and ends on December 31, 2018, notwithstanding subsection (b) and subject to subparagraph (D), the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for a State that is one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia for each fiscal year occurring during that period with respect to amounts expended for medical assistance for newly eligible individuals described in subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i), shall be increased by the applicable percentage point increase specified in clause (ii) for the quarter and the State. (2271)

"(ii) APPLICABLE PERCENTAGE POINT INCREASE- (2272)

"(I) IN GENERAL- For purposes of clause (i), the applicable percentage point increase for a quarter is the following:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (2273)

"For any fiscal year quarter occurring in the calendar year: If the State is an expansion State, the applicable percentage point increase is: If the State is not an expansion State, the applicable percentage point increase is: (2274)

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2017 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 .3 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.3 (2276)

2018 31.3 31.3 31.3 31.3 31.3 31.3 31.3 31.3 .3 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 33.3 (2277)

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"(II) EXPANSION STATE DEFINED- For purposes of the table in subclause (I), a State is an expansion State if, on the date of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the State offers health benefits coverage statewide to parents and nonpregnant, childless adults whose income is at least 100 percent of the poverty line, that is not dependent on access to employer coverage, employer contribution, or employment and is not limited to premium assistance, hospital-only benefits, a high deductible health plan, or alternative benefits under a demonstration program authorized under section 1938. A State that offers health benefits coverage to only parents or only nonpregnant childless adults described in the preceding sentence shall not be considered to be an expansion State. (2279)

"(C) 2019 AND SUCCEEDING YEARS- Beginning January 1, 2019, notwithstanding subsection (b) but subject to subparagraph (D), the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for a State that is one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia for each fiscal year quarter occurring during that period with respect to amounts expended for medical assistance for newly eligible individuals described in subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i), shall be increased by 32.3 percentage points. (2280)

"(D) LIMITATION- The Federal medical assistance percentage determined for a State under subparagraph (B) or (C) shall in no case be more than 95 percent. (2281)

"(2) DEFINITIONS- In this subsection: (2282)

"(A) NEWLY ELIGIBLE- The term "newly eligible" means, with respect to an individual described in subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i), an individual who is not under 19 years of age (or such higher age as the State may have elected) and who, on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is not eligible under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan for full benefits or for benchmark coverage described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 1937(b)(1) or benchmark equivalent coverage described in section 1937(b)(2) that has an aggregate actuarial value that is at least actuarially equivalent to benchmark coverage described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 1937(b)(1), or is eligible but not enrolled (or is on a waiting list) for such benefits or coverage through a waiver under the plan that has a capped or limited enrollment that is full. (2283)

"(B) FULL BENEFITS- The term "full benefits" means, with respect to an individual, medical assistance for all services covered under the State plan under this title that is not less in amount, duration, or scope, or is determined by the Secretary to be substantially equivalent, to the medical assistance available for an individual described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i).". (2284)

(4) STATE OPTIONS TO OFFER COVERAGE EARLIER AND PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY; CHILDREN REQUIRED TO HAVE COVERAGE FOR PARENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE- (2285)

(A) IN GENERAL- Subsection (k) of section 1902 of the Social Security Act (as added by paragraph (2)), is amended by inserting after paragraph (1) the following: (2286)

"(2) Beginning with the first day of any fiscal year quarter that begins on or after January 1, 2011, and before January 1, 2014, a State may elect through a State plan amendment to provide medical assistance to individuals who would be described in subclause (VIII) of subsection (a)(10)(A)(i) if that subclause were effective before January 1, 2014. A State may elect to phase-in the extension of eligibility for medical assistance to such individuals based on income, so long as the State does not extend such eligibility to individuals described in such subclause with higher income before making individuals described in such subclause with lower income eligible for medical assistance. (2287)

"(3) If an individual described in subclause (VIII) of subsection (a)(10)(A)(i) is the parent of a child who is under 19 years of age (or such higher age as the State may have elected) who is eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of such plan (under that subclause or under a State plan amendment under paragraph (2), the individual may not be enrolled under the State plan unless the individual"s child is enrolled under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan or is enrolled in other health insurance coverage. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term "parent" includes an individual treated as a caretaker relative for purposes of carrying out section 1931.". (2288)

(B) PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY- Section 1920 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-1) is amended by adding at the end the following: (2289)

"(e) If the State has elected the option to provide a presumptive eligibility period under this section or section 1920A, the State may elect to provide a presumptive eligibility period (as defined in subsection (b)(1)) for individuals who are eligible for medical assistance under clause (i)(VIII) of subsection (a)(10)(A) or section 1931 in the same manner as the State provides for such a period under this section or section 1920A, subject to such guidance as the Secretary shall establish.". (2290)

(5) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- (2291)

(A) Section 1902(a)(10) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)) is amended in the matter following subparagraph (G), by striking "and (XIV)" and inserting "(XIV)" and by inserting "and (XV) the medical assistance made available to an individual described in subparagraph (A)(i)(VIII) shall be limited to medical assistance described in subsection (k)(1)" before the semicolon. (2292)

(B) Section 1902(l)(2)(C) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(l)(2)(C)) is amended by striking "100" and inserting "133". (2293)

(C) Section 1905(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1)-- (2294)

(i) by striking "or" at the end of clause (xii); (2295)

(ii) by inserting "or" at the end of clause (xiii); and (2296)

(iii) by inserting after clause (xiii) the following: (2297)

"(xiv) individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII),". (2298)

(D) Section 1903(f)(4) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(f)(4)) is amended by inserting "1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII)," after "1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VII),". (2299)

(E) Section 1937(a)(1)(B) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u-7(a)(1)(B)) is amended by inserting "subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i) or under" after "eligible under". (2300)

(b) Maintenance of Medicaid Income Eligibility- Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a) is amended-- (2301)

(1) in subsection (a)-- (2302)

(A) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (72); (2303)

(B) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (73) and inserting "; and"; and (2304)

(C) by inserting after paragraph (73) the following new paragraph: (2305)

"(74) provide for maintenance of effort under the State plan or under any waiver of the plan in accordance with subsection (gg)."; and (2306)

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: (2307)

"(gg) Maintenance of Effort- (2308)

"(1) GENERAL REQUIREMENT TO MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS UNTIL STATE EXCHANGE IS FULLY OPERATIONAL- Subject to the succeeding paragraphs of this subsection, during the period that begins on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ends on the date on which the Secretary determines that an Exchange established by the State under section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fully operational, as a condition for receiving any Federal payments under section 1903(a) for calendar quarters occurring during such period, a State shall not have in effect eligibility standards, methodologies, or procedures under the State plan under this title or under any waiver of such plan that is in effect during that period, that are more restrictive than the eligibility standards, methodologies, or procedures, respectively, under the plan or waiver that are in effect on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (2309)

"(2) CONTINUATION OF ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR CHILDREN UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2019- The requirement under paragraph (1) shall continue to apply to a State through September 30, 2019, with respect to the eligibility standards, methodologies, and procedures under the State plan under this title or under any waiver of such plan that are applicable to determining the eligibility for medical assistance of any child who is under 19 years of age (or such higher age as the State may have elected). (2310)

"(3) NONAPPLICATION- During the period that begins on January 1, 2011, and ends on December 31, 2013, the requirement under paragraph (1) shall not apply to a State with respect to nonpregnant, nondisabled adults who are eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan at the option of the State and whose income exceeds 133 percent of the poverty line (as defined in section 2110(c)(5)) applicable to a family of the size involved if, on or after December 31, 2010, the State certifies to the Secretary that, with respect to the State fiscal year during which the certification is made, the State has a budget deficit, or with respect to the succeeding State fiscal year, the State is projected to have a budget deficit. Upon submission of such a certification to the Secretary, the requirement under paragraph (1) shall not apply to the State with respect to any remaining portion of the period described in the preceding sentence. (2311)

"(4) DETERMINATION OF COMPLIANCE- (2312)

"(A) STATES SHALL APPLY MODIFIED GROSS INCOME- A State"s determination of income in accordance with subsection (e)(14) shall not be considered to be eligibility standards, methodologies, or procedures that are more restrictive than the standards, methodologies, or procedures in effect under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of paragraph (1), (2), or (3). (2313)

"(B) STATES MAY EXPAND ELIGIBILITY OR MOVE WAIVERED POPULATIONS INTO COVERAGE UNDER THE STATE PLAN- With respect to any period applicable under paragraph (1), (2), or (3), a State that applies eligibility standards, methodologies, or procedures under the State plan under this title or under any waiver of the plan that are less restrictive than the eligibility standards, methodologies, or procedures, applied under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or that makes individuals who, on such date of enactment, are eligible for medical assistance under a waiver of the State plan, after such date of enactment eligible for medical assistance through a State plan amendment with an income eligibility level that is not less than the income eligibility level that applied under the waiver, or as a result of the application of subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i), shall not be considered to have in effect eligibility standards, methodologies, or procedures that are more restrictive than the standards, methodologies, or procedures in effect under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of paragraph (1), (2), or (3).". (2314)

(c) Medicaid Benchmark Benefits Must Consist of at Least Minimum Essential Coverage- Section 1937(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u-7(b)) is amended-- (2315)

(1) in paragraph (1), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting "subject to paragraphs (5) and (6)," before "each"; (2316)

(2) in paragraph (2)-- (2317)

(A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting "subject to paragraphs (5) and (6)" after "subsection (a)(1),"; (2318)

(B) in subparagraph (A)-- (2319)

(i) by redesignating clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses (vi) and (vii), respectively; and (2320)

(ii) by inserting after clause (iii), the following: (2321)

"(iv) Coverage of prescription drugs. (2322)

"(v) Mental health services."; and (2323)

(C) in subparagraph (C)-- (2324)

(i) by striking clauses (i) and (ii); and (2325)

(ii) by redesignating clauses (iii) and (iv) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively; and (2326)

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: (2327)

"(5) MINIMUM STANDARDS- Effective January 1, 2014, any benchmark benefit package under paragraph (1) or benchmark equivalent coverage under paragraph (2) must provide at least essential health benefits as described in section 1302(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (2328)

"(6) MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PARITY- (2329)

"(A) IN GENERAL- In the case of any benchmark benefit package under paragraph (1) or benchmark equivalent coverage under paragraph (2) that is offered by an entity that is not a medicaid managed care organization and that provides both medical and surgical benefits and mental health or substance use disorder benefits, the entity shall ensure that the financial requirements and treatment limitations applicable to such mental health or substance use disorder benefits comply with the requirements of section 2705(a) of the Public Health Service Act in the same manner as such requirements apply to a group health plan. (2330)

"(B) DEEMED COMPLIANCE- Coverage provided with respect to an individual described in section 1905(a)(4)(B) and covered under the State plan under section 1902(a)(10)(A) of the services described in section 1905(a)(4)(B) (relating to early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services defined in section 1905(r)) and provided in accordance with section 1902(a)(43), shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of subparagraph (A).". (2331)

(d) Annual Reports on Medicaid Enrollment- (2332)

(1) STATE REPORTS- Section 1902(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)), as amended by subsection (b), is amended-- (2333)

(A) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (73); (2334)

(B) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (74) and inserting "; and"; and (2335)

(C) by inserting after paragraph (74) the following new paragraph: (2336)

"(75) provide that, beginning January 2015, and annually thereafter, the State shall submit a report to the Secretary that contains-- (2337)

"(A) the total number of enrolled and newly enrolled individuals in the State plan or under a waiver of the plan for the fiscal year ending on September 30 of the preceding calendar year, disaggregated by population, including children, parents, nonpregnant childless adults, disabled individuals, elderly individuals, and such other categories or sub-categories of individuals eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan as the Secretary may require; (2338)

"(B) a description, which may be specified by population, of the outreach and enrollment processes used by the State during such fiscal year; and (2339)

"(C) any other data reporting determined necessary by the Secretary to monitor enrollment and retention of individuals eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan.". (2340)

(2) REPORTS TO CONGRESS- Beginning April 2015, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit a report to the appropriate committees of Congress on the total enrollment and new enrollment in Medicaid for the fiscal year ending on September 30 of the preceding calendar year on a national and State-by-State basis, and shall include in each such report such recommendations for administrative or legislative changes to improve enrollment in the Medicaid program as the Secretary determines appropriate. (2341)

(e) State Option for Coverage for Individuals With Income That Exceeds 133 Percent of the Poverty Line- (2342)

(1) COVERAGE AS OPTIONAL CATEGORICALLY NEEDY GROUP- Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a) is amended-- (2343)

(A) in subsection (a)(10)(A)(ii)-- (2344)

(i) in subclause (XVIII), by striking "or" at the end; (2345)

(ii) in subclause (XIX), by adding "or" at the end; and (2346)

(iii) by adding at the end the following new subclause: (2347)

"(XX) beginning January 1, 2014, who are under 65 years of age and are not described in or enrolled under a previous subclause of this clause, and whose income (as determined under subsection (e)(14)) exceeds 133 percent of the poverty line (as defined in section 2110(c)(5)) applicable to a family of the size involved but does not exceed the highest income eligibility level established under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan, subject to subsection (hh);" and (2348)

(B) by adding at the end the following new subsection: (2349)

"(hh)(1) A State may elect to phase-in the extension of eligibility for medical assistance to individuals described in subclause (XX) of subsection (a)(10)(A)(ii) based on the categorical group (including nonpregnant childless adults) or income, so long as the State does not extend such eligibility to individuals described in such subclause with higher income before making individuals described in such subclause with lower income eligible for medical assistance. (2350)

"(2) If an individual described in subclause (XX) of subsection (a)(10)(A)(ii) is the parent of a child who is under 19 years of age (or such higher age as the State may have elected) who is eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of such plan, the individual may not be enrolled under the State plan unless the individual"s child is enrolled under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan or is enrolled in other health insurance coverage. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term "parent" includes an individual treated as a caretaker relative for purposes of carrying out section 1931.". (2351)

(2) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- (2352)

(A) Section 1905(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)), as amended by subsection (a)(5)(C), is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1)-- (2353)

(i) by striking "or" at the end of clause (xiii); (2354)

(ii) by inserting "or" at the end of clause (xiv); and (2355)

(iii) by inserting after clause (xiv) the following: (2356)

"(xv) individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XX),". (2357)

(B) Section 1903(f)(4) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(f)(4)) is amended by inserting "1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XX)," after "1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XIX),". (2358)

(C) Section 1920(e) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-1(e)), as added by subsection (a)(4)(B), is amended by inserting "or clause (ii)(XX)" after "clause (i)(VIII)". (2359)

SEC. 2002. INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR NONELDERLY DETERMINED USING MODIFIED GROSS INCOME. (2360)(1-click HTML)

(a) In General- Section 1902(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following: (2361)

"(14) INCOME DETERMINED USING MODIFIED GROSS INCOME- (2362)

"(A) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsection (r) or any other provision of this title, except as provided in subparagraph (D), for purposes of determining income eligibility for medical assistance under the State plan or under any waiver of such plan and for any other purpose applicable under the plan or waiver for which a determination of income is required, including with respect to the imposition of premiums and cost-sharing, a State shall use the modified gross income of an individual and, in the case of an individual in a family greater than 1, the household income of such family. A State shall establish income eligibility thresholds for populations to be eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or a waiver of the plan using modified gross income and household income that are not less than the effective income eligibility levels that applied under the State plan or waiver on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For purposes of complying with the maintenance of effort requirements under subsection (gg) during the transition to modified gross income and household income, a State shall, working with the Secretary, establish an equivalent income test that ensures individuals eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, do not lose coverage under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan. The Secretary may waive such provisions of this title and title XXI as are necessary to ensure that States establish income and eligibility determination systems that protect beneficiaries. (2363)

"(B) NO INCOME OR EXPENSE DISREGARDS- No type of expense, block, or other income disregard shall be applied by a State to determine income eligibility for medical assistance under the State plan or under any waiver of such plan or for any other purpose applicable under the plan or waiver for which a determination of income is required. (2364)

"(C) NO ASSETS TEST- A State shall not apply any assets or resources test for purposes of determining eligibility for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan. (2365)

"(D) EXCEPTIONS- (2366)

"(i) INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE BECAUSE OF OTHER AID OR ASSISTANCE, ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS, MEDICALLY NEEDY INDIVIDUALS, AND INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE COST-SHARING- Subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) shall not apply to the determination of eligibility under the State plan or under a waiver for medical assistance for the following: (2367)

"(I) Individuals who are eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan on a basis that does not require a determination of income by the State agency administering the State plan or waiver, including as a result of eligibility for, or receipt of, other Federal or State aid or assistance, individuals who are eligible on the basis of receiving (or being treated as if receiving) supplemental security income benefits under title XVI, and individuals who are eligible as a result of being or being deemed to be a child in foster care under the responsibility of the State. (2368)

"(II) Individuals who have attained age 65. (2369)

"(III) Individuals who qualify for medical assistance under the State plan or under any waiver of such plan on the basis of being blind or disabled (or being treated as being blind or disabled) without regard to whether the individual is eligible for supplemental security income benefits under title XVI on the basis of being blind or disabled and including an individual who is eligible for medical assistance on the basis of section 1902(e)(3). (2370)

"(IV) Individuals described in subsection (a)(10)(C). (2371)

"(V) Individuals described in any clause of subsection (a)(10)(E). (2372)

"(ii) EXPRESS LANE AGENCY FINDINGS- In the case of a State that elects the Express Lane option under paragraph (13), notwithstanding subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), the State may rely on a finding made by an Express Lane agency in accordance with that paragraph relating to the income of an individual for purposes of determining the individual"s eligibility for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan. (2373)

"(iii) MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG SUBSIDIES DETERMINATIONS- Subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) shall not apply to any determinations of eligibility for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under and in accordance with section 1860D-14 made by the State pursuant to section 1935(a)(2). (2374)

"(iv) LONG-TERM CARE- Subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) shall not apply to any determinations of eligibility of individuals for purposes of medical assistance for nursing facility services, a level of care in any institution equivalent to that of nursing facility services, home or community-based services furnished under a waiver or State plan amendment under section 1915 or a waiver under section 1115, and services described in section 1917(c)(1)(C)(ii). (2375)

"(v) GRANDFATHER OF CURRENT ENROLLEES UNTIL DATE OF NEXT REGULAR REDETERMINATION- An individual who, on January 1, 2014, is enrolled in the State plan or under a waiver of the plan and who would be determined ineligible for medical assistance solely because of the application of the modified gross income or household income standard described in subparagraph (A), shall remain eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or waiver (and subject to the same premiums and cost-sharing as applied to the individual on that date) through March 31, 2014, or the date on which the individual"s next regularly scheduled redetermination of eligibility is to occur, whichever is later. (2376)

"(E) TRANSITION PLANNING AND OVERSIGHT- Each State shall submit to the Secretary for the Secretary"s approval the income eligibility thresholds proposed to be established using modified gross income and household income, the methodologies and procedures to be used to determine income eligibility using modified gross income and household income and, if applicable, a State plan amendment establishing an optional eligibility category under subsection (a)(10)(A)(ii)(XX). To the extent practicable, the State shall use the same methodologies and procedures for purposes of making such determinations as the State used on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Secretary shall ensure that the income eligibility thresholds proposed to be established using modified gross income and household income, including under the eligibility category established under subsection (a)(10)(A)(ii)(XX), and the methodologies and procedures proposed to be used to determine income eligibility, will not result in children who would have been eligible for medical assistance under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act no longer being eligible for such assistance. (2377)

"(F) LIMITATION ON SECRETARIAL AUTHORITY- The Secretary shall not waive compliance with the requirements of this paragraph except to the extent necessary to permit a State to coordinate eligibility requirements for dual eligible individuals (as defined in section 1915(h)(2)(B)) under the State plan or under a waiver of the plan and under title XVIII and individuals who require the level of care provided in a hospital, a nursing facility, or an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded. (2378)

"(G) DEFINITIONS OF MODIFIED GROSS INCOME AND HOUSEHOLD INCOME- In this paragraph, the terms "modified gross income" and "household income" have the meanings given such terms in section 36B(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. (2379)

"(H) CONTINUED APPLICATION OF MEDICAID RULES REGARDING POINT-IN-TIME INCOME AND SOURCES OF INCOME- The requirement under this paragraph for States to use modified gross income and household income to determine income eligibility for medical assistance under the State plan or under any waiver of such plan and for any other purpose applicable under the plan or waiver for which a determination of income is required shall not be construed as affecting or limiting the application of-- (2380)

"(i) the requirement under this title and under the State plan or a waiver of the plan to determine an individual"s income as of the point in time at which an application for medical assistance under the State plan or a waiver of the plan is processed; or (2381)

"(ii) any rules established under this title or under the State plan or a waiver of the plan regarding sources of countable income.". (2382)

(b) Conforming Amendment- Section 1902(a)(17) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(17)) is amended by inserting "(e)(14)," before "(l)(3)". (2383)

(c) Effective Date- The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) take effect on January 1, 2014. (2384)

SEC. 2003. REQUIREMENT TO OFFER PREMIUM ASSISTANCE FOR EMPLOYER-SPONSORED INSURANCE. (2385)(1-click HTML)

(a) In General- Section 1906A of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396e-1) is amended-- (2386)

(1) in subsection (a)-- (2387)

(A) by striking "may elect to" and inserting "shall"; (2388)

(B) by striking "under age 19"; and (2389)

(C) by inserting ", in the case of an individual under age 19," after "(and"; (2390)

(2) in subsection (c), in the first sentence, by striking "under age 19"; and (2391)

(3) in subsection (d)-- (2392)

(A) in paragraph (2)-- (2393)

(i) in the first sentence, by striking "under age 19"; and (2394)

(ii) by striking the third sentence and inserting "A State may not require, as a condition of an individual (or the individual"s parent) being or remaining eligible for medical assistance under this title, that the individual (or the individual"s parent) apply for enrollment in qualified employer-sponsored coverage under this section."; and (2395)

(B) in paragraph (3), by striking "the parent of an individual under age 19" and inserting "an individual (or the parent of an individual)"; and (2396)

(4) in subsection (e), by striking "under age 19" each place it appears. (2397)

(b) Conforming Amendment- The heading for section 1906A of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396e-1) is amended by striking "OPTION FOR CHILDREN". (2398)

(c) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section take effect on January 1, 2014. (2399)

SEC. 2004. MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR FORMER FOSTER CARE CHILDREN. (2400)(1-click HTML)

(a) In General- Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a), as amended by section 2001(a)(1), is amended-- (2401)

(1) by striking "or" at the end of subclause (VII); (2402)

(2) by adding "or" at the end of subclause (VIII); and (2403)

(3) by inserting after subclause (VIII) the following: (2404)

"(IX) who were in foster care under the responsibility of a State for more than 6 months (whether or not consecutive) but are no longer in such care, who are not described in any of subclauses (I) through (VII) of this clause, and who are under 25 years of age;". (2405)

(b) Option To Provide Presumptive Eligibility- Section 1920(e) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-1(e)), as added by section 2001(a)(4)(B) and amended by section 2001(e)(2)(C), is amended by inserting ", clause (i)(IX)," after "clause (i)(VIII)". (2406)

(c) Conforming Amendments- (2407)

(1) Section 1903(f)(4) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(f)(4)), as amended by section 2001(a)(5)(D), is amended by inserting "1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(IX)," after "1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII),". (2408)

(2) Section 1937(a)(2)(B)(viii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u-7(a)(2)(B)(viii)) is amended by inserting ", or the individual qualifies for medical assistance on the basis of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(IX)" before the period. (2409)

(d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section take effect on January 1, 2019. (2410)

SEC. 2005. PAYMENTS TO TERRITORIES. (2411)(1-click HTML)

(a) Increase in Limit on Payments- Section 1108(g) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1308(g)) is amended-- (2412)

(1) in paragraph (2), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking "paragraph (3)" and inserting "paragraphs (3) and (5)"; (2413)

(2) in paragraph (4), by striking "and (3)" and inserting "(3), and (4)"; and (2414)

(3) by adding at the end the following paragraph: (2415)

"(5) FISCAL YEAR 2011 AND THEREAFTER- The amounts otherwise determined under this subsection for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa for the second, third, and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2011, and for each fiscal year after fiscal year 2011 (after the application of subsection (f) and the preceding paragraphs of this subsection), shall be increased by 30 percent.". (2416)

(b) Disregard of Payments for Mandatory Expanded Enrollment- Section 1108(g)(4) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1308(g)(4)) is amended-- (2417)

(1) by striking "to fiscal years beginning" and inserting "to-- (2418)

"(A) fiscal years beginning"; (2419)

(2) by striking the period at the end and inserting "; and"; and (2420)

(3) by adding at the end the following: (2421)

"(B) fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 2014, payments made to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa with respect to amounts expended for medical assistance for newly eligible (as defined in section 1905(y)(2)) nonpregnant childless adults who are eligible under subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i) and whose income (as determined under section 1902(e)(14)) does not exceed (in the case of each such commonwealth and territory respectively) the income eligibility level in effect for that population under title XIX or under a waiver on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, shall not be taken into account in applying subsection (f) (as increased in accordance with paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (5) of this subsection) to such commonwealth or territory for such fiscal year.". (2422)

(c) Increased FMAP- (2423)

(1) IN GENERAL- The first sentence of section 1905(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(b)) is amended by striking "shall be 50 per centum" and inserting "shall be 55 percent". (2424)

(2) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by paragraph (1) takes effect on January 1, 2011. (2425)

SEC. 2006. SPECIAL ADJUSTMENT TO FMAP DETERMINATION FOR CERTAIN STATES RECOVERING FROM A MAJOR DISASTER. (2426)(1-click HTML)

Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d), as amended by sections 2001(a)(3) and 2001(b)(2), is amended-- (2427)

(1) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by striking "subsection (y)" and inserting "subsections (y) and (aa)"; and (2428)

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: (2429)

"(aa)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (b), beginning January 1, 2011, the Federal medical assistance percentage for a fiscal year for a disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State shall be equal to the following: (2430)

"(A) In the case of the first fiscal year (or part of a fiscal year) for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), increased by 50 percent of the number of percentage points by which the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year after the application of only subsection (a) of section 5001 of Public Law 111-5 (if applicable to the preceding fiscal year) and without regard to this subsection, subsection (y), and subsections (b) and (c) of section 5001 of Public Law 111-5. (2431)

"(B) In the case of the second or any succeeding fiscal year for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection for the State, increased by 25 percent of the number of percentage points by which the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection. (2432)

"(2) In this subsection, the term "disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State" means a State that is one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia, for which, at any time during the preceding 7 fiscal years, the President has declared a major disaster under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and determined as a result of such disaster that every county or parish in the State warrant individual and public assistance or public assistance from the Federal Government under such Act and for which-- (2433)

"(A) in the case of the first fiscal year (or part of a fiscal year) for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year after the application of only subsection (a) of section 5001 of Public Law 111-5 (if applicable to the preceding fiscal year) and without regard to this subsection, subsection (y), and subsections (b) and (c) of section 5001 of Public Law 111-5, by at least 3 percentage points; and (2434)

"(B) in the case of the second or any succeeding fiscal year for which this subsection applies to the State, the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the fiscal year without regard to this subsection and subsection (y), is less than the Federal medical assistance percentage determined for the State for the preceding fiscal year under this subsection by at least 3 percentage points. (2435)

"(3) The Federal medical assistance percentage determined for a disaster-recovery FMAP adjustment State under paragraph (1) shall apply for purposes of this title (other than with respect to disproportionate share hospital payments described in section 1923 and payments under this title that are based on the enhanced FMAP described in 2105(b)) and shall not apply with respect to payments under title IV (other than under part E of title IV) or payments under title XXI.". (2436)

SEC. 2007. MEDICAID IMPROVEMENT FUND RESCISSION. (2437)(1-click HTML)

(a) Rescission- Any amounts available to the Medicaid Improvement Fund established under section 1941 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396w-1) for any of fiscal years 2014 through 2018 that are available for expenditure from the Fund and that are not so obligated as of the date of the enactment of this Act are rescinded. (2438)

(b) Conforming Amendments- Section 1941(b)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396w-1(b)(1)) is amended-- (2439)

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking "$100,000,000" and inserting "$0"; and (2440)

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking "$150,000,000" and inserting "$0". (2441)

  

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