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HR 3922 - Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017 (CHAMPION Act) - Key Vote

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Gary Palmer voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (242-174) - (Key vote)

Title: Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017 (CHAMPION Act)

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends various health care provisions, including a 5 year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Highlights:
  • Reauthorizes and appropriates funds for CHIP through fiscal year 2022 (Sec. 301).

  • Requires certain Medicaid cuts to be delayed until 2019 (Sec. 305).

  • Requires a gradual phase out of the 23 percentage point increase in the federal CHIP matching rate that was established by the Affordable Care Act (Sec. 304).

  • Reduces the grace period during which Qualified Health Plan enrollees may remain enrolled without paying premiums from 3 months to 1 month (Sec. 201).

  • Appropriates $100 million for the period of 2018 to 2022 for social security outreach and enrollment programs (Sec. 303).

  • Amends third-party liability rules by specifying the following changes (Secs. 401-403):

    • Limits Medicaid payments to lottery winners; and

    • Increases Medicare cost sharing of premiums for beneficiaries with incomes above $500,000.

  • Increases funding for Medicaid growth in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (Sec. 306).

  • Authorizes allotments to states or other entities, in the form of competitive grants, for the purpose of sexual risk avoidance education (Sec. 104).

  • Defines “sexual risk avoidance” as voluntarily refraining from sexual activity (Sec. 104).

  • Requires programs receiving such grants to address certain topics, including but not limited to (Sec. 104):

    • The advantages of refraining from nonmarital sex for future physical and mental health;

    • The increased likelihood of avoiding poverty when youths refrain from sex; and

    • How to resist sexual coercion and dating violence.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017 (CHAMPION Act)

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