Bill Text: NH HB739 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requiring parity in the spend-down requirements for mental health and medical expenses.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-08 - Retained in Committee [HB739 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB739-Introduced.html

HB 739 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0793

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 739

 

AN ACT requiring parity in the spend-down requirements for mental health and medical expenses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Stack, Hills. 21; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires parity between mental health services and medical expenses for purposes of the spend-down requirement for persons receiving assistance.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0793

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT requiring parity in the spend-down requirements for mental health and medical expenses.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Parity for Mental Health and Medical Expenses Required.  Amend RSA 167 by inserting after section 4-d the following new section:

167:4-e  Parity for Mental Health and Medical Expenses Required.  The spend-down requirements for clients eligible for services under this chapter shall be the same for mental health services and medical expenses.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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