Maine LD 319: An Act To Strengthen the Economic Stability of Qualified Maine Citizens by Expanding Coverage of Reproductive Health Care and Family Services

LD 319 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=319&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Joyce McCreight of Harpswell: (D – District 51) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
6/2/2015 House Reports READ.
Representative GATTINE of Westbrook moved to ACCEPT REPORT A Ought to Pass as Amended .
On further motion of the same Representative TABLED pending his motion to ACCEPT REPORT A Ought to Pass as Amended .
ROLL CALL NO. 137
(Yeas 79 – Nays 66 – Absent 6 – Excused 0)
Later today assigned.
6/2/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/3/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/4/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/5/2015 House Unfinished Business
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6/10/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/11/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/15/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/16/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, REPORT A Ought to Pass as Amended was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 262
(Yeas 80 – Nays 67 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-243) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-243).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate Reports READ
motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin to accept Report “B” Ought to Pass As Amended Report FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 274 13 Yeas – 22 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent Acceptance of Report C Ought Not To Pass Report FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 275 16 Yeas – 19 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent
Subsequently, Report A Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-243) READ and ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-243) , in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/18/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/18/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VALENTINO of York PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 319 as originally introduced. L.D. 319 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-243) .

An Act To Strengthen the Economic Stability of Qualified Maine Citizens by Expanding Coverage of Reproductive Health Care and Family Services

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 3173-G is enacted to read:

3173-G. Medicaid coverage for reproductive health care and family planning services

The department shall provide for the delivery of federally approved Medicaid services to a qualified adult or adolescent when the adult’s or adolescent’s individual income is equal to or below 209% of the nonfarm income official poverty line for reproductive health care and family planning services, including pregnancy prevention, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection or cancer and access to contraception, in accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152.

Sec. 2. Medicaid state plan amendment. The Department of Health and Human Services shall prepare and submit a Medicaid state plan amendment to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that, effective October 1, 2015, provides Medicaid coverage for reproductive health care and family planning services for adults and adolescents who have individual incomes less than or equal to 209% of the nonfarm income official poverty line, as defined by the federal Department of Health and Human Services and updated annually in the Federal Register under authority of 42 United States Code, Section 9902(2), and who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid.

Sec. 3. Contingent effective date. That section of this Act that enacts the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 3173-G takes effect only if:

1. The Commissioner of Health and Human Services receives written approval of the state plan amendment submitted in accordance with section 2 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and

2. The Commissioner of Health and Human Services notifies the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Revisor of Statutes that written approval of the state plan amendment has been received.

SUMMARY

This bill expands Medicaid coverage for reproductive health care and family planning services to adults and adolescents who have individual incomes less than or equal to 209% of the nonfarm income official poverty line as defined in accordance with federal law, which is the same Medicaid coverage level as for pregnant women.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


In The News…

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This information about LD 319 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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