PRINTER'S NO. 1704
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1152
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY A. WILLIAMS, SCHWANK, FARNESE, FONTANA,
TARTAGLIONE, BREWSTER AND COSTA, MAY 21, 2020
REFERRED TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, MAY 21, 2020
AN ACT
Amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), entitled "An
act to consolidate, editorially revise, and codify the public
welfare laws of the Commonwealth," in public assistance,
providing for pregnancy-related and postpartum medical
assistance.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known
as the Human Services Code, is amended by adding a section to
read:
Section 441.10. Pregnancy-related and Postpartum Medical
Assistance.--(a) The secretary shall apply to the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department
of Health and Human Services for a waiver under section 1115 of
the Social Security Act (49 Stat. 620, 42 U.S.C. § 1315) to
permit a woman receiving medical assistance under section
1902(e)(5) of the Social Security Act (49 Stat. 620, 42 U.S.C. §
1396a(e)(5)) to be eligible for pregnancy-related and postpartum
medical assistance for up to an additional ten months following
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the birth of the child.
(b) A woman shall, subject to any necessary Federal
approval, be eligible for additional pregnancy-related and
postpartum medical assistance under subsection (a) if the woman:
(1) Is eligible for medical assistance at the time of
delivery.
(2) Is not otherwise eligible for medical assistance.
(3) Has income less than two hundred fifteen percent of the
Federal poverty income guidelines.
(c) If the initial application for the waiver under
subsection (a) receives Federal approval, the secretary shall
apply for subsequent extensions of the waiver as necessary. If
the initial application for the waiver under subsection (a) does
not receive Federal approval, the secretary shall, no later than
one hundred eighty days after failure to receive Federal
approval under subsection (a) is received, submit a report to
the Governor and the General Assembly detailing ways the
application can be updated to receive Federal approval. The
report and application for the waiver shall be updated and
resubmitted until the application receives Federal approval.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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