HB1513 (2020) Detail

Requiring the commissioner of the department of health and human services to study the conversion of the Medicaid program to block grant funding and making an appropriation therefor.


HB 1513 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2415

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1513

 

AN ACT requiring the commissioner of the department of health and human services to study the conversion of the Medicaid program to block grant funding and making an appropriation therefor.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. McLean, Hills. 44; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to conduct a study of converting the current Medicaid program into a block grant via a section 1115 waiver.

 

The bill makes an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2415

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring the commissioner of the department of health and human services to study the conversion of the Medicaid program to block grant funding and making an appropriation therefor.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services; Medicaid Block Grant Study Required.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall study whether converting the program established pursuant to RSA 126-A:5, XIX could be funded at lower cost to New Hampshire taxpayers via a section 1115 waiver converting the program to a block grant, which may be indexed for population growth, inflation and other costs, while maintaining all services currently provided to the citizens of New Hampshire and shall report the findings and recommendations for legislation to allow implementation to the fiscal committee of the general court, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.

2  Appropriation; Study of Block Grant Funding of Medicaid.  There is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services the sum of $100,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 2021, to study block grant funding of Medicaid via a section 1115 waiver pursuant to section one of this act.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for such sum from any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1513 at GenCourtMobile
HB1513 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1513 Revision: 7126 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:43 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 10:30 am LOB 205
Feb. 4, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 4, 2020 Executive Session: 02/04/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205
Feb. 19, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 15-6; RC) HC 7 P. 21
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-6; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0001h
Feb. 19, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 59