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HF 3713

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/18/2010 09:30am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; expanding medical assistance eligibility to include
certain adults without children; appropriating money; including a repealer;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 256B.055, by adding a subdivision;
256B.056, subdivision 4.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.055, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Adults without children. new text end

new text begin Medical assistance may be paid for a person
who is over age 21 and under age 65, who is not pregnant, and who is not described in
subdivision 4, 7, or another subdivision of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective April 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256B.056, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Income.

(a) To be eligible for medical assistance, a person eligible under
section 256B.055, subdivisions 7, 7a, and 12, may have income up to 100 percent of
the federal poverty guidelines. Effective January 1, 2000, and each successive January,
recipients of supplemental security income may have an income up to the supplemental
security income standard in effect on that date.

(b) To be eligible for medical assistance, families and children may have an income
up to 133-1/3 percent of the AFDC income standard in effect under the July 16, 1996,
AFDC state plan. Effective July 1, 2000, the base AFDC standard in effect on July 16,
1996, shall be increased by three percent.

(c) Effective July 1, 2002, to be eligible for medical assistance, families and children
may have an income up to 100 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for the family size.

(d) In computing income to determine eligibility of persons under paragraphs (a)
to (c)new text begin and (e)new text end who are not residents of long-term care facilities, the commissioner shall
disregard increases in income as required by Public Law Numbers 94-566, section 503;
99-272; and 99-509. Veterans aid and attendance benefits and Veterans Administration
unusual medical expense payments are considered income to the recipient.

new text begin (e) Effective January 1, 2011, to be eligible for medical assistance, a person eligible
under section 256B.055, subdivision 15, may have income up to 75 percent of the federal
poverty guidelines for family size.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective April 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... is appropriated from the general fund for the biennium ending June 30,
2011, to the commissioner of human services to implement sections 1 and 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) $....... is appropriated from the health care access fund for the biennium ending
June 30, 2011, to the commissioner of human services to implement sections 1 and 2.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Laws 2010, chapter ....... (GAMC bill), is repealed effective April 1, 2010.
new text end