AN ACT TO MERGE THE NC HEALTH CHOICE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAID PROGRAM.
Includes whereas clauses.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to submit any necessary State Plan amendments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the merger of the NC Health Choice program into the North Carolina Medicaid program on January 1, 2022, which would eliminate NC Health Choice. Makes all children currently eligible for NC Health Choice eligible for Medicaid on January 1, 2022.
Appropriates $134,000 for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the DHHS, Division of Health Benefits, for needed IT changes to the North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology System (NC FAST). Provides that these funds provide a State match for $266,000 in nonrecurring federal funds for the 2021-22 fiscal year and appropriates those federal funds to the Division of Health Benefits for IT changes to the NC FAST system.
Repeals Part 8 of Article 2 of GS Chapter 108A, Health Insurance Program for Children.
Amends GS 108A-54.3A to require Medicaid coverage to be provided to children though age 18 with family incomes equal or less than 210% of the federal poverty guidelines (makes a conforming removal of children age 6-18 with family a income equal or less than 133% of the federal poverty guidelines).
Effective January 1, 2022.
Makes conforming changes by removing references to NC Health Choice and the Health Insurance Program for Children in the following: GS 90-21.50, GS 105-164.13, GS 108A-24, GS 108A-54.1B, GS 108A-142, GS 108C-2, GS 108C-13, GS 108D-1, GS 108D-1, GS 108D-2, GS 108D-13, GS 108D-14, GS 108D-15, GS 108D-35, GS 143-682, the title of Article 23 of GS Chapter 120, GS 120-209, GS 120-209.1, GS 120-209.3, GS 120-209.4. Makes additional technical changes. Makes conforming repeals of GS 108A-57(c) and GS 150B-1(e)(17).
Requires the Revisor of Statutes to eliminate the following phrases from wherever they appear in the General Statutes: (1) Health Choice, (2) NC Health Choice, (3) NC Health Choice program, (4) North Carolina Health Choice, and (5) North Carolina Health Insurance Program for Children. Requires the Revisor of Statutes to change all references to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice wherever it appears in the General Statutes to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid.
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