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H.R.619

Title: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.

Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] (introduced 1/21/2009) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 1/21/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental... (Introduced in House)

HR 619 IH

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 619

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 21, 2009

Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas (for herself and Mr. GRIJALVA) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REMOVAL OF MEDICAID EXCLUSION FROM MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OF ITEMS AND SERVICES FURNISHED TO PATIENTS IN AN INSTITUTION FOR MENTAL DISEASES.

(a) In General- The first sentence of section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended, in the matter following paragraph (28)--

(1) by striking `such term does not include--' and `(A) any' and inserting `such term does not include any';

(2) by striking `; or' and inserting a period; and

(3) by striking subparagraph (B).

(b) Conforming Amendments To Permit Medical Assistance for IMD Patients Under 65 Years of Age- The following provisions of such Act are each amended by striking `65 years of age or older' each place it appears:

(1) Paragraphs (20) and (21) of section 1902(a) (42 U.S.C. 1396b(a)).

(2) Section 1905(a)(14) (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)(14)).

(3) Section 1919(d)(7)(B)(i)(I) (42 U.S.C. 1396r(d)(7)(B)(i)(I)).

(c) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 2009, and shall apply to items and services furnished on or after such date.

A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled

SECTION 1. REMOVAL OF MEDICAID EXCLUSION FROM MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OF ITEMS AND SERVICES FURNISHED TO PATIENTS IN AN INSTITUTION FOR MENTAL DISEASES.

(a) In General- The first sentence of section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended, in the matter following paragraph (28)--

(1) by striking 'such term does not include--' and '(A) any' and inserting 'such term does not include any';

(2) by striking '; or' and inserting a period; and

(3) by striking subparagraph (B)

(b) Conforming Amendments To Permit Medical Assistance for IMD Patients Under 65 Years of Age- The following provisions of such Act are each amended by striking '65 years of age or older' each place it appears:

(1) Paragraphs (20) and (21) of section 1902(a) (42 U.S.C. 1396b(a)).

(2) Section 1905(a)(14) (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)(14)).

(3) Section 1919(d)(7)(B)(i)(I) (42 U.S.C. 1396r(d)(7)(B)(i)(I)).

(c) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 2009, and shall apply to items and services furnished on or after such date.


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