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HF 3892

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/09/2020 05:23pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; exempting women from MinnesotaCare premiums;
requiring commissioner of human services to provide recommendations on ensuring
continuous health coverage for women transitioning from medical assistance
postpartum coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256L.15,
subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

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; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) individuals with household incomes below 35 percent of the federal poverty
guidelinesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) women who are eligible for MinnesotaCare immediately following termination of
medical assistance eligibility under section 256B.055, subdivision 6, for the ten months
following the month medical assistance ended.
new text end

(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

Sec. 2. new text beginCONTINUOUS COVERAGE DURING POSTPARTUM PERIOD.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall examine methods to ensure continuous health
care coverage for women and infants following the medical assistance 60-day postpartum
coverage period, including but not limited to extending medical assistance coverage by
submitting a federal section 1115 waiver. The commissioner shall present recommendations
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over health and human services policy and finance by December 15, 2020.
new text end