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             1     

PROHIBITION OF MEDICAID EXPANSION

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Jacob L. Anderegg

             5     
Senate Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

             6      Cosponsors:
             7      Jerry B. Anderson
             8      Derek E. Brown
             9      Kay J. Christofferson
             10      Brad L. Dee
             11      Jack R. Draxler
             12      Gage Froerer
             13      Francis D. Gibson
Richard A. GreenwoodKeith Grover
Ken Ivory
Michael S. Kennedy
John Knotwell
Dana L. Layton
David E. Lifferth
Daniel McCay
Curtis OdaLee B. Perry
Jeremy A. Peterson
Marc K. Roberts
Douglas V. Sagers
Jon E. Stanard
R. Curt Webb
John R. Westwood              14     
             15      LONG TITLE
             16      General Description:
             17          This bill amends the Health Code related to the state Medicaid program by prohibiting
             18      the expansion of the Medicaid program under certain circumstances.
             19      Highlighted Provisions:
             20          This bill:
             21          .    defines terms;
             22          .    prohibits the Department of Health or the governor from expanding the state
             23      Medicaid program to optional expansion populations unless:
             24              .    the Health Reform Task Force completes a review of a statewide charity care
             25      system;
             26              .    the department completes a thorough analysis of the impact of Medicaid
             27      expansion in the state and makes the analysis available to the public; and


             28              .    the department reports to the Legislature in accordance with statutory reporting
             29      requirements.
             30      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             31          None
             32      Other Special Clauses:
             33          This bill has an immediate effective date.
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             35      ENACTS:
             36          26-18-18, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             37     
             38      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             39          Section 1. Section 26-18-18 is enacted to read:
             40          26-18-18. Optional Medicaid expansion.
             41          (1) For purposes of this section PPACA is as defined in Section 31A-1-301 .
             42          (2) The department and the governor shall not expand the state's Medicaid program to
             43      the optional population under PPACA unless:
             44          (a) the Health Reform Task Force has completed a thorough analysis of a statewide
             45      charity care system;
             46          (b) the department and its contractors have:
             47          (i) completed a thorough analysis of the impact to the state of expanding the state's
             48      Medicaid program to optional populations under PPACA; and
             49          (ii) made the analysis conducted under Subsection (2)(b)(i) available to the public;
             50          (c) the governor or the governor's designee has reported the intention to expand the
             51      state Medicaid program under PPACA to the Legislature in compliance with the legislative
             52      review process in Sections 63M-1-2505.5 and 26-18-3 ; and
             53          (d) notwithstanding Subsection 63J-5-103 (2), the governor submits the request for
             54      expansion of the Medicaid program for optional populations to the Legislature under the high
             55      impact federal funds request process required by Section 63J-5-204 , Legislative review and


             56      approval of certain federal funds request.
             57          Section 2. Effective date.
             58          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             59      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             60      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             61      the date of veto override.


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