Bill Text: IA SF2075 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the three-month retroactive Medicaid coverage benefit, and including effective date provisions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-23 - Subcommittee: Costello, Chapman, and Mathis. S.J. 145. [SF2075 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-SF2075-Introduced.html

Senate File 2075 - Introduced




                                 SENATE FILE       
                                 BY  HOGG

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to the three=month retroactive Medicaid
  2    coverage benefit, and including effective date provisions.
  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  2017 Iowa Acts, chapter 174, section 12,
  1  2 subsection 15, paragraph a, subparagraph (7), is amended by
  1  3 striking the subparagraph.
  1  4    Sec. 2.  THREE=MONTH RETROACTIVE MEDICAID COVERAGE
  1  5 BENEFIT.  The department of human services shall adopt
  1  6 emergency rules pursuant to chapter 17A and shall seek a
  1  7 waiver from the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services of
  1  8 the United States department of health and human services to
  1  9 reinstate and implement the three=month retroactive Medicaid
  1 10 coverage benefit for Medicaid applicants effective July 1,
  1 11 2018.
  1 12    Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of immediate
  1 13 importance, takes effect upon enactment.
  1 14                           EXPLANATION
  1 15 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 16 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 17    This bill strikes  the provision in the 2017 Iowa Acts that
  1 18 directed the department of human services (DHS) to eliminate
  1 19 the three=month retroactive Medicaid coverage benefit and
  1 20 directs DHS to adopt emergency rules and seek a waiver from the
  1 21 centers for Medicare and Medicaid services of the United States
  1 22 department of health and human services (CMS) to reinstate and
  1 23 implement the three=month retroactive Medicaid coverage benefit
  1 24 for Medicaid applicants effective July 1, 2018. The bill takes
  1 25 effect upon enactment.
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