Federal - HR 4725

A bill to reduce the Federal deficit through reforms in spending under Medicaid, CHIP, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund (official title to be confirmed).

Introduced

March 10, 2016

Description

A bill to reduce the Federal deficit through reforms in spending under Medicaid, CHIP, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund (official title to be confirmed).

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 0

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  • March 15, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — FMAP for Newly Eligible Recipients
      G. Green, D-Texas —

    Amendment that would change the timeline for decreases in the calculation of states' Federal Medical Assistance Percentages for newly eligible Medicaid recipients.

    Amendment that would change the timeline for decreases in the calculation of states' Federal Medical Assistance Percentages for newly eligible Medicaid recipients.

    Withdrawn.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Provider Taxes
      Capps, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would strike section 4 of the bill, which would extend a Medicaid threshold amount in determining provider taxes.

    Amendment that would strike section 4 of the bill, which would extend a Medicaid threshold amount in determining provider taxes.

    Rejected 21-27.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Children's Health Insurance Program Initiatives Certification
      Castor, D-Fla. —

    Amendment that would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to certify that the bill would not affect services under the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The bill would sunset an increase in Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) on March 31, 2016, earlier than the original date, Sept, 30, 2019.

    Amendment that would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to certify that the bill would not affect services under the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The bill would sunset an increase in Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) on March 31, 2016, earlier than the original date, Sept, 30, 2019.

    Rejected 19-27.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Child, Disabled and Elderly Gap in Coverage
      Schakowsky, D-Ill. —

    Amendment that would prevent children and those who are disabled or elderly who are enrolled in Medicaid from experiencing a gap in Medicaid coverage if they receive qualified lottery winnings or a qualified lump sum. Under the bill, that money received would count toward their modified adjusted gross income and Medicaid qualifications.

    Amendment that would prevent children and those who are disabled or elderly who are enrolled in Medicaid from experiencing a gap in Medicaid coverage if they receive qualified lottery winnings or a qualified lump sum. Under the bill, that money received would count toward their modified adjusted gross income and Medicaid qualifications.

    Rejected 20-28.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Mental Health and Substance Abuse Funding Certification
      D. Matsui, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to determine that the bill would not take away state funding for mental health and assistance against substance abuse, prior to the bill taking effect.

    Amendment that would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to determine that the bill would not take away state funding for mental health and assistance against substance abuse, prior to the bill taking effect.

    Rejected 19-26.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Zika Virus Readiness
    G. Green, D-Texas —

    Amendment that would prevent the repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the rescission of its funds until the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines that health officials at the state and local level can track and respond to the Zika virus.

    Amendment that would prevent the repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the rescission of its funds until the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines that health officials at the state and local level can track and respond to the Zika virus.

    Rejected 19-26.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Suicide Prevention Program Funding
      B. Lujan, D-N.M. —

    Amendment that would prevent funds currently directed to the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program by the Prevention and Public Health Fund from being rescinded by the bill's repeal of the Fund.

    Amendment that would prevent funds currently directed to the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program by the Prevention and Public Health Fund from being rescinded by the bill's repeal of the Fund.

    Rejected 20-27.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Lead Exposure
      Butterfield, D-N.C. —

    Amendment that would prevent the bill's repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the rescission of its funds until the secretary of Health and Human Services determines that the United States is risk-free from lead exposure in paint, soil or pipes.

    Amendment that would prevent the bill's repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the rescission of its funds until the secretary of Health and Human Services determines that the United States is risk-free from lead exposure in paint, soil or pipes.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Racial and Ethnic Health
      Y. Clarke, D-N.Y. —

    Amendment that would prevent funds currently directed to the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community and Health Program by the Prevention and Public Health Fund from being rescinded by the bill's repeal of the Fund.

    Amendment that would prevent funds currently directed to the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community and Health Program by the Prevention and Public Health Fund from being rescinded by the bill's repeal of the Fund.

    Rejected 18-29.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Immigration and Health
      Cardenas, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would declare as the sense of the House that the bill would be detrimental to citizens' health and that comprehensive immigration overhaul efforts would be a better way to reduce the budget deficit as opposed to altering the funding levels for Medicaid, CHIP and the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The amendment also would make lawfully present aliens eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, regardless of their status and how long they have been in the United States.

    Amendment that would declare as the sense of the House that the bill would be detrimental to citizens' health and that comprehensive immigration overhaul efforts would be a better way to reduce the budget deficit as opposed to altering the funding levels for Medicaid, CHIP and the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The amendment also would make lawfully present aliens eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, regardless of their status and how long they have been in the United States.

    Withdrawn.

    March 15, 2016 — Committee Vote: Medicaid and CHIP — Vote to Report

    Repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund and rescind the funds remaining.

    The bill would count lottery winnings, lump sum and liquid asset earnings toward the recipient's income in determining Medicaid eligibility.

    Additionally, it would remove Medicaid eligibility for inmates and patients at medical institutions starting on Jan. 1, 2017.

    The legislation also would continue, for portions of fiscal years on or after Jan.1, 2017, the use of 5.5 percent in place of 6 percent as the health care tax percentage out of taxpayer-received revenue as a determination of what constitutes an indirect guarantee to hold taxpayers harmless.

    Further, it would sunset the 23 percent increase in Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (not beyond 85 percent) on March 31, 2016, earlier than the original date of Sept. 30, 2019.

    Repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund and rescind the funds remaining.

    The bill would count lottery winnings, lump sum and liquid asset earnings toward the recipient's income in determining Medicaid eligibility.

    Additionally, it would remove Medicaid eligibility for inmates and patients at medical institutions starting on Jan. 1, 2017.

    The legislation also would continue, for portions of fiscal years on or after Jan.1, 2017, the use of 5.5 percent in place of 6 percent as the health care tax percentage out of taxpayer-received revenue as a determination of what constitutes an indirect guarantee to hold taxpayers harmless.

    Further, it would sunset the 23 percent increase in Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (not beyond 85 percent) on March 31, 2016, earlier than the original date of Sept. 30, 2019.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 28-19.
  • March 10, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H1301

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