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SB 0106 - Patient's First Act - Allow Governor to Apply for Medicaid Waivers
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Blake Tillery
Last Action: 3/27/2019 - Effective Date
Senate Committee: Health and Human Services
House Committee: Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Senate Bill 106, referred to as the 'Patients First Act', authorizes the Department of Community Health (DCH) to submit a Section 1115 waiver request to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by June 30, 2020. This may include an increase in the income threshold of up to a maximum of 100 percent of the federal poverty level. Upon approval of this waiver, the bill also authorizes DCH to implement the terms and conditions without any further legislative action. Additionally, Senate Bill 106 authorizes the governor to submit a Section 1332 innovation waiver proposal, or multiple thereof, to the United States Secretaries of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Treasury by December 31, 2021. 

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