SB 1231
Creates new Medicaid cancer benefits
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/7/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SB 1231 - This act provides that subject to gaining Medicaid waiver approval, Medicaid services shall be provided for persons diagnosed with cancer except for:

(1) Persons having an income of more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level;

(2) Persons who already have health insurance or COBRA insurance. However, there is an exception for those persons whose premiums have increased to 300 percent or more of rates established by the department of insurance as applicable for individual standards risks;

(3) Persons who otherwise qualify for Medicaid; or

(4) Persons who qualify for Medicare.

The family support division will be required to establish a nine month look-back period to review whether any person applying for medical assistance under this program willfully dropped adequate health insurance in anticipation of obtaining or with the intent to obtain eligibility for coverage under this program. The division of medical services may require co-pays or premiums for the medical services under this program.