S 868

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 868

To restore the longstanding partnership between the States and the Federal Government in managing the Medicaid program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 3, 2011

Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. BURR, Mr. COBURN, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. JOHANNS, and Mr. KYL) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To restore the longstanding partnership between the States and the Federal Government in managing the Medicaid program.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `State Flexibility Act'.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF MEDICAID AND CHIP MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT REQUIREMENTS UNDER ARRA AND PPACA.

    (a) Repeal of ARRA Medicaid MOE- Subsection (f) of section 5001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) is amended by striking paragraph (1).

    (b) Repeal of PPACA Medicaid MOE- Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a) is amended by striking subsection (gg).

    (c) Repeal of PPACA CHIP MOE- Section 2105(d)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397ee(d)(3)) is amended--

      (1) by striking subparagraph (A);

      (2) by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and (C) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively; and

      (3) in the paragraph heading, by striking `CONTINUATION OF ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR CHILDREN UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2019' and inserting `CONTINUITY OF COVERAGE'.

    (d) Conforming Amendments-

      (1) Section 1902(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (74).

      (2) Effective January 1, 2014, the paragraph (14) of section 1902(e) added by section 2002(a) of Public Law 111-148 is amended by striking the third sentence of subparagraph (A).

    (e) Effective Date- Except as provided in subsection (d)(2), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

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