AN ACT TO EXPAND ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MEDICAID PROGRAM TO INCLUDE ALL PEOPLE UNDER AGE SIXTY-FIVE WHO HAVE INCOMES EQUAL TO OR BELOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL, TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXPANSION, TO ACCOUNT FOR THE SAVINGS TO OTHER STATE PROGRAMS AS A RESULT OF THE EXPANSION, AND TO APPROPRIATE THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS GENERATED FROM EXPANSION TO THE MEDICAID REBASE.
Includes whereas clauses discussing the NC Medicaid program.
Repeals Section 3 of SL 2013-5, provisions prohibiting Medicaid Expansion.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance (DHHS), effective January 1, 2016, to provide Medicaid coverage to all people under age 65 that have incomes equal to or less than 133% of the federal poverty guidelines. Coverage provided will consist of the coverage described in 42 USC 1396(k)(1).
Appropriates from the General Fund to DHHS $6,591,224 for the 2015-16 fiscal year and $7,008,705 for the 2016-17 fiscal year for administrative costs associated with the expansion. Provides that these State funds are a state match for the estimated $19,773,673 for the 2015-16 fiscal year and $21,026,116 for the 2016-17 fiscal year in federal funds that will be received for the expansion which will also be used for administrative costs.
Appropriates from the General Fund to DHHS $95,264,480 in recurring funds for the 2016-17 fiscal year as part of the Medicaid rebase. Provides that these state funds are a state match to an estimated $2,445,121,643 in federal funds that will be received to pay for Medicaid services.
Sets out reductions to other state programs that serve the population that will be included in the Medicaid expansion, reflecting the savings generated by the expansion.
Appropriates from the General Fund to DHHS $24,403,395 for the 2015-16 fiscal year as part of the Medicaid rebase.
Effective July 1, 2015.
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