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SF 2360

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/02/2017 08:54am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; increasing MinnesotaCare premiums; directing the
commissioner of human services to seek federal waivers and approvals necessary
to provide flexibility in the use of money in the state's basic health program trust
fund;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256L.15, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256L.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Sliding fee scale; monthly individual or family income.

(a) The commissioner
shall establish a sliding fee scale to determine the percentage of monthly individual or family
income that households at different income levels must pay to obtain coverage through the
MinnesotaCare program. The sliding fee scale must be based on the enrollee's monthly
individual or family income.

(b) Beginning deleted text beginJanuary 1, 2014deleted text endnew text begin October 1, 2017new text end, MinnesotaCare enrollees shall pay
premiums according to the premium scale specified in paragraph (d).

(c) Paragraph (b) does not apply to:

(1) children 20 years of age or younger; and

(2) individuals with household incomes below 35 percent of the federal poverty
guidelines.

(d) The following premium scale is established for each individual in the household who
is 21 years of age or older and enrolled in MinnesotaCare:

Federal Poverty Guideline
Greater than or Equal to
Less than
Individual Premium
Amount
35%
55%
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$5
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55%
80%
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$7
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80%
90%
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$11
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90%
100%
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$12
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100%
110%
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$13
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110%
120%
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$15
new text end
120%
130%
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$16
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130%
140%
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$18
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140%
150%
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$32
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150%
160%
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$40
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160%
170%
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$48
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170%
180%
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$56
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180%
190%
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$65
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190%
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$75
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new text begin 200%
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Sec. 2. new text beginFEDERAL APPROVAL.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall request any federal waivers and approvals
necessary to allow the state to retain federal funds accruing in the state's basic health program
trust fund and expend those funds for purposes other than those specified in Code of Federal
Regulations, title 42, part 600.705. The commissioner shall report any federal action regarding
this request to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over health and human services policy and finance.
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