US SB2639 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-0)
Status: Introduced on August 5 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-08-05 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Allows residents who are not already eligible for Medicaid and not concurrently enrolled in other health insurance coverage to buy into a state Medicaid plan beginning January 1, 2022, at the option of the state. State Medicaid programs may set premiums and cost-sharing requirements for such coverage in accordance with specified limitations. The bill also (1) provides the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (i.e., federal matching rate) to every state that expands Medicaid coverage for individuals who are newly eligible under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, regardless of when such expansion takes place; and (2) requires state Medicaid programs to cover comprehensive reproductive health care services, including abortion services.

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State Public Option Act



2021-08-05SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Same As/Similar To

HB4974 (Same As) 2021-08-06 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HB340 (Related) 2021-01-18 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.


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