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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 7189

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 3242

 

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Referred to Committee on HUMAN SERVICES

 

Introduced by:

 

(HS)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Social Services shall conduct a study of Medicaid-funded state programs administered under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to, a report on: (1) Factors the commissioner deems pertinent to quality of care; (2) whether there are any gaps in access by eligible residents; and (3) whether any provisions of the programs need to be changed in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, as amended from time to time.

(b) Not later than July 1, 2018, the commissioner shall report the results of the study, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services. Such report may include the commissioner's recommendations for addressing identified gaps in the provision of services and improving access to such services.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that Medicaid-funded programs are effective and accessible.

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