Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008

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The Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 (H.R.5613) was a bill in the 110th Congress "To extend certain moratoria and impose additional moratoria on certain Medicaid regulations through April 1, 2009, and for other purposes.” (Official title)[1]

Contents

Current status


Bill summary

  • Prevents certain Medicaid regulations from being changed until April 1, 2009, including regulations for the Children's Health Insurance Program, graduate medical education, optional case management services, outpatient hospital services, and provider taxes (Sec. 2).[1]
  • Requires states to set up an asset verification program to determine the eligibility of an individual for medical assistance (Sec. 5).[1]
  • Reduces the amount available in 2013 for the physician assistance and quality initiative fund to $3.79 billion from $4.96 billion and extends the fund through 2014 with an additional $3.69 billion available for that year (Sec. 6).[1]

Key votes

Vote to pass a bill that extends a moratorium on certain Medicaid regulations until April 1, 2009 and makes other changes to the Medicaid program.[1]


Same for all scorecards:

Scored vote

Scorecard: AFSCME 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"The House passed the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 (H.R. 5613), which blocked implementation of seven harmful rules issued by the Bush administration designed to cut federal Medicaid payments to states. The rules would have cut funding to states of up to $50 billion over five years."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm)

Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"Impose a one-year moratorium on rules that would reduce Medicaid payments to the states. April 23. (349-62; 274 votes required in this case to pass under suspension of the rules)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Project Vote Smart’s info page on Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 (H.R.5613).
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