Bill Text: CT HB05355 | 2015 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: An Act Requiring A Study Of The Use Of Medicaid To Pay The Cost Of Premiums For Health Insurance Sponsored By A Public Institution Of Higher Education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2015-01-14 - Referred to Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement [HB05355 Detail]

Download: Connecticut-2015-HB05355-Introduced.html

General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5355

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 601

 

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Referred to Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SCOTT, 40th Dist.

 

AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE USE OF MEDICAID TO PAY THE COST OF PREMIUMS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE SPONSORED BY A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to require the Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Board of Regents for Higher Education and The University of Connecticut, to study the effectiveness of requiring Medicaid to pay the cost of premiums for health insurance sponsored by a constituent unit and provide supplemental health insurance coverage for students enrolled in a constituent unit who are (1) not covered by any other health insurance plan, and (2) eligible for state Medicaid benefits.

Statement of Purpose:

To study the feasibility of using Medicaid funds to pay health insurance costs for medically-indigent students.

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