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House File 325

HOUSE FILE BY HOGG Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to program criteria and program costs of the 2 healthy and well kids in Iowa program and providing effective 3 dates. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 2114HH 80 6 pf/pj/5 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 514I.8, subsection 2, paragraph c, Code 1 2 2003, is amended to read as follows: 1 3 c. Is a member of a family whose income does not exceed 1 4 two three hundred percent of the federal poverty level, as 1 5 defined in 42 U.S.C. } 9902(2), including any revision 1 6 required by such section. 1 7 Sec. 2. Section 514I.10, subsection 2, Code 2003, is 1 8 amended to read as follows: 1 9 2. Cost sharing for eligible children whose family income 1 10 is between one hundred fifty percent and two three hundred 1 11 percent of the federal poverty level shall include a premium 1 12 or copayment amount which is at least a minimum amount but 1 13 which does not exceed five percent of the annual family 1 14 income. The amount of the premium or the copayment amount 1 15 shall be based on family income and size. 1 16 Sec. 3. USE OF WAIVERS AND OTHER METHODS TO RECEIVE 1 17 ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDING. The director of human services, 1 18 with the approval of the hawk=i board established in section 1 19 514I.5, shall seek additional federal funding by requesting 1 20 waivers or utilizing other methods available under the 1 21 Medicaid program, state children's health insurance program, 1 22 or other sources of additional federal funding to cover 1 23 program costs or program components that are not included in 1 24 the standard state children's health insurance program. 1 25 Sec. 4. STATE PLAN AMENDMENT == STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH 1 26 INSURANCE PROGRAM. The director of human services shall 1 27 submit a state plan amendment to the centers for Medicare and 1 28 Medicaid of the United States department of health and human 1 29 services for approval of the state children's health insurance 1 30 program plan amendment to increase coverage under the healthy 1 31 and well kids in Iowa program for eligible children to three 1 32 hundred percent of the federal poverty level. 1 33 Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATES. 1 34 1. The sections of this Act directing the director of 1 35 human services to submit a state plan amendment to the centers 2 1 for Medicare and Medicaid of the United States department of 2 2 health and human services for approval to increase coverage 2 3 under the healthy and well kids in Iowa program for children 2 4 to three hundred percent of the federal poverty level and 2 5 directing the director of human services to seek additional 2 6 funding for payment of program costs and payment of program 2 7 components not currently covered under the state children's 2 8 health insurance program, being deemed of immediate 2 9 importance, take effect upon enactment. 2 10 2. The sections of this Act amending sections 514I.8 and 2 11 514I.10 take effect upon receipt by the director of human 2 12 services of approval of the state plan amendment. The 2 13 director of human services shall notify the Code editor upon 2 14 receipt of approval of the state plan amendment by the centers 2 15 for Medicare and Medicaid of the United States department of 2 16 health and human services. 2 17 EXPLANATION 2 18 This bill provides for increasing coverage for children 2 19 under the healthy and well kids in Iowa (hawk=i) program to 2 20 300 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill directs 2 21 the director of human services to submit a state plan 2 22 amendment to the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services of 2 23 the United States department of health and human services for 2 24 approval to increase the coverage. The bill also directs the 2 25 director of human services to seek waivers or utilize other 2 26 methods available under the Medicaid program, the state 2 27 children's health insurance program, or other sources of 2 28 federal funding to cover program costs or costs of program 2 29 components that are not currently covered under the state 2 30 children's health insurance program. 2 31 The portions of the bill relating to submitting a state 2 32 plan amendment and seeking waivers or utilizing other methods 2 33 to receive additional federal funding take effect upon 2 34 enactment. The portions of the bill amending Code sections to 2 35 increase coverage for children under the hawk=i program to 300 3 1 percent of the federal poverty level take effect upon receipt 3 2 of federal approval of the state plan amendment. 3 3 LSB 2114HH 80 3 4 pf/pj/5
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