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2014 Senate Bill 1011: Suspend not terminate Medicaid of prisoner with mental illness

Public Act 452 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on July 16, 2014 To require the state to suspend but not terminate Medicaid eligibility for an individual with a “serious emotional disturbance” or mental illness if the person is in jail, prison, a state mental health inpatient program or a “youth correctional center.” This would permit the individual to start getting Medicaid benefits again immediately after release.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 16, 2014
Reported in the Senate on September 11, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 23, 2014 (same description)
To require the state to suspend but not terminate Medicaid eligibility for an individual with a “serious emotional disturbance” or mental illness if the person is in jail, prison, a state mental health inpatient program or a “youth correctional center.” This would permit the individual to start getting Medicaid benefits again immediately after release.
Received in the House on September 23, 2014
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 23, 2014
Reported in the House on December 3, 2014 With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 17, 2014 (same description)
To require the state to suspend but not terminate Medicaid eligibility for an individual with a “serious emotional disturbance” or mental illness if the person is in jail, prison, a state mental health inpatient program or a “youth correctional center.” This would permit the individual to start getting Medicaid benefits again immediately after release.
Received in the Senate on December 17, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 17, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 29, 2014

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