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SF 3576

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2020 09:33am

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; exempting farmers who have received a mediation
notice from the MinnesotaCare income limit; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 256L.04, by adding a subdivision; 256L.15,
subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256L.04, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Farmers. new text end

new text begin Persons in farm households that have been served a mediation notice
under chapter 583 are eligible for MinnesotaCare without regard to any program income
limit.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 January 1, 2014, 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%
$4
55%
80%
$6
80%
90%
$8
90%
100%
$10
100%
110%
$12
110%
120%
$14
120%
130%
$15
130%
140%
$16
140%
150%
$25
150%
160%
$37
160%
170%
$44
170%
180%
$52
180%
190%
$61
190%
200%
$71
200%
$80

new text begin (e) Persons in farm households that have been served a mediation notice under chapter
583, with household incomes exceeding 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, shall
pay an individual premium of $100 per month. Children 20 years of age or younger are
exempt from premiums under this paragraph.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the health care access fund to the
commissioner of human services to provide state-only funded MinnesotaCare coverage to
persons eligible under Minnesota Statutes, section 256L.04, subdivision 15.
new text end