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HB 437 - Expands Health Coverage Improvement Program - Utah Key Vote

Luz Escamilla voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expands Health Coverage Improvement Program

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-8) - (Key vote)
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Title: Expands the Health Coverage Improvement Program

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the health coverage improvement program through the Medicaid waiver authority granted to states by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Highlights:
  • Expands the health coverage improvement program to include certain individuals under a certain percent of the federal poverty level that is established by the state (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the state to request federal statutory and regulations waiver approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for implementations of new procedures (Secs. 2 & 3).
  • Requires the state to develop criteria in accordance with available funding for individuals to qualify for the health coverage improvement program based on the following priorities (Sec. 3):
    • Individuals who are chronically homeless; 
    • Individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system through probation, parole, or court ordered treatment; and
    • Individuals who are in need of substance abuse or mental health treatment, as determined by the state.

 

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Expands Health Coverage Improvement Program

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the health coverage improvement program through the Medicaid waiver authority granted to states by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Highlights:
  • Expands the health coverage improvement program to include certain individuals under a certain percent of the federal poverty level that is established by the state (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the state to request federal statutory and regulations waiver approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for implementations of new procedures (Secs. 2 & 3).
  • Requires the state to develop criteria in accordance with available funding for individuals to qualify for the health coverage improvement program based on the following priorities (Sec. 3):
    • Individuals who are chronically homeless; 
    • Individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system through probation, parole, or court ordered treatment; and
    • Individuals who are in need of substance abuse or mental health treatment, as determined by the state.

 

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expands Health Coverage Improvement Program

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