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H.R. 1166 - Medicaid Cost-Sharing Waiver Flexibility Act of 2017

Sponsor: Billy Long (R)
Introduced: 2017-02-16
Bill Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
 

Medicaid Cost-Sharing Waiver Flexibility Act of 2017

This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow a state Medicaid program operating under a waiver to impose cost sharing or similar charges with respect to individuals who qualify for medical assistance for reasons other than being aged, blind, or disabled. Current law allows a program to impose such charges only if the waiver is for a demonstration project that meets specified requirements.

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1166


    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide greater State flexibility and innovation through Medicaid cost-sharing waivers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2017

    Mr. Long 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 provide greater State flexibility and innovation through Medicaid cost-sharing waivers.

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 “Medicaid Cost-Sharing Waiver Flexibility Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Greater State flexibility and innovation through Medicaid cost-sharing waivers.

Section 1916(f) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396o(f)) is amended, in the matter before paragraph (1), by inserting after “imposed” the following: “with respect to individuals who qualify for medical assistance on the basis of being 65 years of age or older, blind, or disabled”.


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