INCREASE VETERANS ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 742 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO EXPRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTENT TO INCREASE VETERANS ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN NORTH CAROLINA BY EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MEDICAID PROGRAM TO VETERANS WITH A MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME THAT IS BELOW ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL.
Intro. by deViere, Mohammed, Fitch.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 18 2020)

Bill History:

S 742

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 14 2020 - More information

    States the NCGA's intent to expand Medicaid eligibility to the following population of the State's veterans: (1) veterans with a modified adjusted gross income below 100% of the federal poverty level; (2) veterans who are 19 or older, and under 65; (3) veterans who are not entitled to or enrolled in Medicare benefits under Part A or Part B of Title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act; and (4) veterans who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid coverage under the North Carolina State Plan as it existed on January 1, 2020. Defines a veteran as a State resident who is entitled to any benefits or rights under the laws of the US by serving in and discharging honorably from the US Armed Forces.

    States the NCGA's intent that the costs associated with Medicaid expansion to the veteran population described above be paid entirely from the following and without federal assistance: (1) the General Fund; (2) an increase in assessments on hospitals similar to the Hospital Provider Assessment Act; and (3) a tax on prepaid health plan premiums and an assessment on managed care organizations operating in this State.

    Appropriates $250,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Benefits, for planning and preparation related to implementation of the Medicaid coverage described in this act.


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