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2014 Senate Bill 961: Revise detail of letting certain disabled workers "buy" Medicaid

Public Act 518 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on May 28, 2014, to amend a law that allows certain disabled individuals who otherwise are not eligible for Medicaid to pay a means-tested fee to get these benefits, so that it conforms with the federal health care law’s Medicaid expansion adopted by the legislature in 2013. The bill would also cap the aggregate premiums collected under this program at $3 million annually.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 28, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 2, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    1. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 4, 2014, to amend a law that allows certain disabled individuals who otherwise are not eligible for Medicaid to pay a means-tested fee to get these benefits, so that it conforms with the federal health care law’s Medicaid expansion adopted by the legislature in 2013. The bill would also cap the aggregate premiums collected under this program at $3 million annually.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the House on December 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on December 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 17, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    1. Passed 108 to 1 in the House on December 18, 2014, to amend a law that allows certain disabled individuals who otherwise are not eligible for Medicaid to pay a means-tested fee to get these benefits, so that it conforms with the federal health care law’s Medicaid expansion adopted by the legislature in 2013. The bill would also cap the aggregate premiums collected under this program at $3 million annually.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015.

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