An Act To Increase Access to Health Coverage and Qualify Maine for Federal Funding
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3174-G, sub-§1, ¶F, as amended by PL 2011, c. 380, Pt. KK, §2, is further amended to read:
(2) If the commissioner reasonably anticipates the cost of the program to exceed the budget of the population described in this paragraph, the commissioner shall lower the maximum eligibility level to the extent necessary to provide coverage to as many persons as possible within the program budget.
(3) The commissioner shall give at least 30 days' notice of the proposed change in maximum eligibility level to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs and the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters; and
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §3174-G, sub-§1, ¶G, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 380, Pt. KK, §3, is amended to read:
(1) A woman during her pregnancy and up to 60 days following delivery; or
(2) A child under 21 years of age . ;
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §3174-G, sub-§1, ¶¶H and I are enacted to read:
This bill expands medical coverage under the MaineCare program to adults who qualify under federal law with incomes up to 133% of the nonfarm income official poverty line, with the 5% federal income adjustment for family size, and qualifies Maine to receive federal funding for 100% of the cost of coverage for members who enroll under the expansion. Adults who will be eligible are those 21 to 64 years of age beginning January 1, 2014 and adults 19 and 20 years of age beginning October 1, 2019.