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SF 2894

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/18/2016 11:08am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health care; seeking federal waiver authority; permitting certain
individuals and families a choice of enrollment in medical assistance,
MinnesotaCare, or a qualified health plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014,
section 256L.04, subdivisions 1, 7, 14; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement,
section 256L.04, subdivision 1c.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256L.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Families with children.

Families with children with family income
deleted text beginabove 133 percent of the federal poverty guidelines anddeleted text end equal to or less than 200 percent
of the federal poverty guidelines for the applicable family size shall be eligible for
MinnesotaCare according to this section. All other provisions of sections 256L.01 to
256L.18 shall apply unless otherwise specified. Children under age 19 with family
income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and who are ineligible
for medical assistance by sole reason of the application of federal household composition
rules for medical assistance are eligible for MinnesotaCare.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon federal approval, but not before
July 1, 2017. The commissioner of human services shall notify the revisor of statutes
once federal approval is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 256L.04, subdivision 1c, is
amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

General requirements.

To be eligible for MinnesotaCare, a person must
meet the eligibility requirements of this section. deleted text beginA person eligible for MinnesotaCare
shall not be considered a qualified individual under section 1312 of the Affordable Care
Act, and is not eligible for enrollment in a qualified health plan offered through MNsure
under chapter 62V.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon federal approval, but not before
July 1, 2017. The commissioner of human services shall notify the revisor of statutes
once federal approval is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256L.04, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Single adults and households with no children.

The definition of
eligible persons includes all individuals and families with no children who have incomes
that are deleted text beginabove 133 percent and equal to ordeleted text end less than 200 percent of the federal poverty
guidelines for the applicable family size.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon federal approval, but not before
July 1, 2017. The commissioner of human services shall notify the revisor of statutes
once federal approval is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256L.04, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Coordination with medical assistance.

deleted text begin (a) Individuals eligible for
medical assistance under chapter 256B are not eligible for MinnesotaCare under this
section.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end The commissioner shall coordinate eligibility and coverage to ensure that
individuals transitioning between medical assistance and MinnesotaCare have seamless
eligibility and access to health care services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon federal approval, but not before
July 1, 2017. The commissioner of human services shall notify the revisor of statutes
once federal approval is obtained.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginFEDERAL WAIVER REQUEST.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services shall seek all necessary federal waivers to
permit families with children and individuals who may be eligible for medical assistance
or MinnesotaCare to choose to enroll in medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, or a qualified
health plan as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) families with children and individuals identified in Minnesota Statutes, section
256B.056, subdivision 1a, paragraph (b), who are eligible for medical assistance may
choose to enroll in medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, or a qualified health plan through
MNsure with the ability to access applicable premium tax credits under Code of Federal
Regulations, title 26, section 1.36B-2; and
new text end

new text begin (2) families with children and individuals who are eligible for MinnesotaCare under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256L, may choose to enroll in MinnesotaCare or in a qualified
health plan offered through MNsure with the ability to access applicable premium tax
credits under Code of Federal Regulations, title 26, section 1.36B-2.
new text end

new text begin (b) A family with children or an individual who chooses to enroll in either
MinnesotaCare or a qualified health plan shall be responsible for all applicable premiums
and cost-sharing obligations for that program or particular qualified health plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall notify the governor and legislature of any federal
decision or action related to this waiver request.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end