SB 1218 Children's health insurance.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Children's health insurance. Establishes a program incorporating both Medicaid and the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan in order to provide coordinated services to individuals defined as children in these programs. The Medicaid portion is named FAMIS Plus. The bill codifies current practice of requiring the use of a single application to determine eligibility for both Medicaid coverage for children and FAMIS. Coverage for the mental health services currently provided for children enrolled in Medicaid is extended to individuals eligible for FAMIS. The bill reduces the waiting period from six to four months between the time that a child was covered by private health insurance and when eligibility for FAMIS can be established. The cost-sharing requirements are amended to clarify that the annual aggregate cost-sharing for all eligible children in a family between 100 percent and at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level will be limited to nominal copayments and the annual aggregate cost-sharing will not exceed 2.5 percent of the family's gross income. The nominal copayments for all eligible children in a family will not be less than those in effect on January 1, 2003. This bill is identical to HB 2287.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 033121230  pdf | impact statement
01/27/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 033121230-E  pdf | impact statement
02/18/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1218ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/19/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)  pdf

Senate amendments

01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 033121230
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/03  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
01/24/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/24/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/03  Senate: Read second time
01/27/03  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/27/03  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/27/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 033121230-E
01/28/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/28/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
01/28/03  Senate: Communicated to House
01/30/03  House: Placed on Calendar
01/30/03  House: Read first time
01/30/03  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/06/03  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
02/07/03  House: Read second time
02/10/03  House: Read third time
02/10/03  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1218ER)
02/19/03  House: Enrolled
02/19/03  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 71 (effective 7/1/03)
03/19/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)