Bill Text: FL S0224 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Medicaid Expansion

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-09-05 - Filed [S0224 Detail]

Download: Florida-2020-S0224-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2020                                    SJR 224
       
       
        
       By Senator Taddeo
       
       
       
       
       
       40-00454-20                                            2020224__
    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing the creation of a new
    3         section in Article X of the State Constitution to
    4         require amendment of the state Medicaid plan to
    5         provide Medicaid coverage to persons under age 65 who
    6         have an income equal to or below 138 percent of the
    7         federal poverty level.
    8          
    9  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10  
   11         That the following creation of a new section in Article X
   12  of the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   13  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   14  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   15  authorized by law for that purpose:
   16                              ARTICLE X                            
   17                            MISCELLANEOUS                          
   18         Medicaid expansion.—
   19         (a) MEDICAID EXPANSION.The state Medicaid plan shall be
   20  amended to provide Medicaid coverage to persons under age 65
   21  with an income equal to or below 138 percent of the federal
   22  poverty level.
   23         (b) DUTIES OF THE STATE MEDICAID AGENCY AND THE GOVERNOR.
   24         (1) No later than April 1, 2021, the state Medicaid agency
   25  shall submit to the governor state plan amendments to expand
   26  Medicaid coverage pursuant to subsection (a).
   27         (2) No later than July 1, 2021, the governor shall review
   28  the state plan amendments and provide comments to the state
   29  Medicaid agency.
   30         (3) No later than October 1, 2021, the state Medicaid
   31  agency shall submit the state plan amendments and the governor’s
   32  comments to the federal government.
   33         (c) IMPLEMENTING LAW.Article VII, Section 19 does not
   34  apply to any law implementing the expansion of Medicaid under
   35  this section.
   36  
   37         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   38  placed on the ballot:
   39                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   40                              ARTICLE X                            
   41         MEDICAID EXPANSION.—Requires amendment of the state
   42  Medicaid plan to provide Medicaid coverage to persons under age
   43  65 with an income equal to or below 138 percent of the federal
   44  poverty level. Provides duties for the state Medicaid agency and
   45  governor and requires state plan amendments to be submitted to
   46  the federal government no later than October 1, 2021. Provides
   47  that the requirements of Article VII, Section 19 do not apply to
   48  any law implementing the expansion.

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