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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1734

   To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide 
  States with the option to expand or add coverage of pregnant women 
under the medicaid and State children's health insurance programs, and 
                          for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            October 15, 2003

Mrs. Lincoln (for herself, Mr. Lugar, and Mr. Bingaman) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                                Finance

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
   To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide 
  States with the option to expand or add coverage of pregnant women 
under the medicaid and State children's health insurance programs, and 
                          for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Prevent Prematurity and Improve 
Child Health Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. STATE OPTION TO EXPAND OR ADD COVERAGE OF CERTAIN PREGNANT 
              WOMEN UNDER MEDICAID AND SCHIP.

    (a) Medicaid.--
            (1) Authority to expand coverage.--Section 1902(l)(2)(A)(i) 
        of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(l)(2)(A)(i)) is 
        amended by inserting ``(or such higher percentage as the State 
        may elect for purposes of expenditures for medical assistance 
        for pregnant women described in section 1905(u)(4)(A))'' after 
        ``185 percent''.
            (2) Enhanced matching funds available if certain conditions 
        met.--Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d) 
        is amended--
                    (A) in the fourth sentence of subsection (b), by 
                striking ``or subsection (u)(3)'' and inserting ``, 
                (u)(3), or (u)(4)''; and
                    (B) in subsection (u)--
                            (i) by redesignating paragraph (4) as 
                        paragraph (5); and
                            (ii) by inserting after paragraph (3) the 
                        following new paragraph:
    ``(4) For purposes of the fourth sentence of subsection (b) and 
section 2105(a), the expenditures described in this paragraph are the 
following:
            ``(A) Certain pregnant women.--If the conditions described 
        in subparagraph (B) are met, expenditures for medical 
        assistance for pregnant women described in subsection (n) or 
        under section 1902(l)(1)(A) in a family the income of which 
        exceeds 185 percent of the poverty line, but does not exceed 
        the income eligibility level established under title XXI for a 
        targeted low-income child.
            ``(B) Conditions.--The conditions described in this 
        subparagraph are the following:
                    ``(i) The State plans under this title and title 
                XXI do not provide coverage for pregnant women 
                described in subparagraph (A) with higher family income 
                without covering such pregnant women with a lower 
                family income.
                    ``(ii) The State does not apply an effective income 
                level for pregnant women that is lower than the 
                effective income level (expressed as a percent of the 
                poverty line and considering applicable income 
                disregards) that has been specified under the State 
                plan under subsection (a)(10)(A)(i)(III) or (l)(2)(A) 
                of section 1902, as of January 1, 2003, to be eligible 
                for medical assistance as a pregnant woman.
            ``(C) Definition of poverty line.--In this subsection, the 
        term `poverty line' has the meaning given such term in section 
        2110(c)(5).''.
            (3) Payment from title xxi allotment for medicaid expansion 
        costs; elimination of counting medicaid child presumptive 
        eligibility costs against title xxi allotment.--Section 
        2105(a)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397ee(a)(1)) 
        is amended--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by 
                striking ``(or, in the case of expenditures described 
                in subparagraph (B), the Federal medical assistance 
                percentage (as defined in the first sentence of section 
                1905(b)))''; and
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the 
                following new subparagraph:
                    ``(B) for the provision of medical assistance that 
                is attributable to expenditures described in section 
                1905(u)(4)(A);''.
    (b) SCHIP.--
            (1) Coverage.--Title XXI of the Social Security Act (42 
        U.S.C. 1397aa et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
        following new section:

``SEC. 2111. OPTIONAL COVERAGE OF TARGETED LOW-INCOME PREGNANT WOMEN.

    ``(a) Optional Coverage.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this title, a State may provide for coverage, through an amendment to 
its State child health plan under section 2102, of pregnancy-related 
assistance for targeted low-income pregnant women in accordance with 
this section, but only if--
            ``(1) the State has established an income eligibility level 
        for pregnant women under subsection (a)(10)(A)(i)(III) or 
        (l)(2)(A) of section 1902 that is at least 185 percent of the 
        income official poverty line; and
            ``(2) the State meets the conditions described in section 
        1905(u)(4)(B).
    ``(b) Definitions.--For purposes of this title:
            ``(1) Pregnancy-related assistance.--The term `pregnancy-
        related assistance' has the meaning given the term child health 
        assistance in section 2110(a) as if any reference to targeted 
        low-income children were a reference to targeted low-income 
        pregnant women, except that the assistance shall be limited to 
        services related to pregnancy (which include prenatal, 
        delivery, and postpartum services and services described in 
        section 1905(a)(4)(C)) and to other conditions that may 
        complicate pregnancy.
            ``(2) Targeted low-income pregnant woman.--The term 
        `targeted low-income pregnant woman' means a woman--
                    ``(A) during pregnancy and through the end of the 
                month in which the 60-day period (beginning on the last 
                day of her pregnancy) ends;
                    ``(B) whose family income exceeds the effective 
                income level (expressed as a percent of the poverty 
                line and considering applicable income disregards) that 
                has been specified under subsection (a)(10)(A)(i)(III) 
                or (l)(2)(A) of section 1902, as of January 1, 2003, to 
                be eligible for medical assistance as a pregnant woman 
                under title XIX but does not exceed the income 
                eligibility level established under the State child 
                health plan under this title for a targeted low-income 
                child; and
                    ``(C) who satisfies the requirements of paragraphs 
                (1)(A), (1)(C), (2), and (3) of section 2110(b).
    ``(c) References to Terms and Special Rules.--In the case of, and 
with respect to, a State providing for coverage of pregnancy-related 
assistance to targeted low-income pregnant women under subsection (a), 
the following special rules apply:
            ``(1) Any reference in this title (other than in subsection 
        (b)) to a targeted low-income child is deemed to include a 
        reference to a targeted low-income pregnant woman.
            ``(2) Any such reference to child health assistance with 
        respect to such women is deemed a reference to pregnancy-
        related assistance.
            ``(3) Any such reference to a child is deemed a reference 
        to a woman during pregnancy and the period described in 
        subsection (b)(2)(A).
            ``(4) In applying section 2102(b)(3)(B), any reference to 
        children found through screening to be eligible for medical 
        assistance under the State medicaid plan under title XIX is 
        deemed a reference to pregnant women.
            ``(5) There shall be no exclusion of benefits for services 
        described in subsection (b)(1) based on any preexisting 
        condition and no waiting period (including any waiting period 
        imposed to carry out section 2102(b)(3)(C)) shall apply.
            ``(6) Subsection (a) of section 2103 (relating to required 
        scope of health insurance coverage) shall not apply insofar as 
        a State limits coverage to services described in subsection 
        (b)(1) and the reference to such section in section 
        2105(a)(1)(C) is deemed not to require, in such case, 
        compliance with the requirements of section 2103(a).
            ``(7) In applying section 2103(e)(3)(B) in the case of a 
        pregnant woman provided coverage under this section, the 
        limitation on total annual aggregate cost-sharing shall be 
        applied to such pregnant woman.
            ``(8) The reference in section 2107(e)(1)(D) to section 
        1920A (relating to presumptive eligibility for children) is 
        deemed a reference to section 1920 (relating to presumptive 
        eligibility for pregnant women).
    ``(d) Automatic Enrollment for Children Born to Women Receiving 
Pregnancy-Related Assistance.--If a child is born to a targeted low-
income pregnant woman who was receiving pregnancy-related assistance 
under this section on the date of the child's birth, the child shall be 
deemed to have applied for child health assistance under the State 
child health plan and to have been found eligible for such assistance 
under such plan or to have applied for medical assistance under title 
XIX and to have been found eligible for such assistance under such 
title, as appropriate, on the date of such birth and to remain eligible 
for such assistance until the child attains 1 year of age. During the 
period in which a child is deemed under the preceding sentence to be 
eligible for child health or medical assistance, the child health or 
medical assistance eligibility identification number of the mother 
shall also serve as the identification number of the child, and all 
claims shall be submitted and paid under such number (unless the State 
issues a separate identification number for the child before such 
period expires).''.
            (2) Additional allotments for providing coverage of 
        pregnant women.--
                    (A) In general.--Section 2104 of the Social 
                Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd) is amended by inserting 
                after subsection (c) the following new subsection:
    ``(d) Additional Allotments for Providing Coverage of Pregnant 
Women.--
            ``(1) Appropriation; total allotment.--For the purpose of 
        providing additional allotments to States under this title, 
        there is appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not 
        otherwise appropriated, for each of fiscal years 2004 through 
        2007, $200,000,000.
            ``(2) State and territorial allotments.--In addition to the 
        allotments provided under subsections (b) and (c), subject to 
        paragraphs (3) and (4), of the amount available for the 
        additional allotments under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year, 
        the Secretary shall allot to each State with a State child 
        health plan approved under this title--
                    ``(A) in the case of such a State other than a 
                commonwealth or territory described in subparagraph 
                (B), the same proportion as the proportion of the 
                State's allotment under subsection (b) (determined 
                without regard to subsection (f)) to the total amount 
                of the allotments under subsection (b) for such States 
                eligible for an allotment under this paragraph for such 
                fiscal year; and
                    ``(B) in the case of a commonwealth or territory 
                described in subsection (c)(3), the same proportion as 
                the proportion of the commonwealth's or territory's 
                allotment under subsection (c) (determined without 
                regard to subsection (f)) to the total amount of the 
                allotments under subsection (c) for commonwealths and 
                territories eligible for an allotment under this 
                paragraph for such fiscal year.
            ``(3) Use of additional allotment.--Additional allotments 
        provided under this subsection are not available for amounts 
expended before October 1, 2003. Such amounts are available for amounts 
expended on or after such date for child health assistance for targeted 
low-income children, as well as for pregnancy-related assistance for 
targeted low-income pregnant women.
            ``(4) No payments unless election to expand coverage of 
        pregnant women.--No payments may be made to a State under this 
        title from an allotment provided under this subsection unless 
        the State provides pregnancy-related assistance for targeted 
        low-income pregnant women under this title, or provides medical 
        assistance for pregnant women under title XIX, whose family 
        income exceeds the effective income level applicable under 
        subsection (a)(10)(A)(i)(III) or (l)(2)(A) of section 1902 to a 
        family of the size involved as of January 1, 2003.''.
                    (B) Conforming amendments.--Section 2104 of the 
                Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd) is amended--
                            (i) in subsection (a), in the matter 
                        preceding paragraph (1), by inserting ``subject 
                        to subsection (d),'' after ``under this 
                        section,'';
                            (ii) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting 
                        ``and subsection (d)'' after ``Subject to 
                        paragraph (4)''; and
                            (iii) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting 
                        ``subject to subsection (d),'' after ``for a 
                        fiscal year,''.
            (3) Additional conforming amendments.--
                    (A) No cost-sharing for pregnancy-related 
                benefits.--Section 2103(e)(2) of the Social Security 
                Act (42 U.S.C. 1397cc(e)(2)) is amended--
                            (i) in the heading, by inserting ``or 
                        pregnancy-related services'' after ``preventive 
                        services''; and
                            (ii) by inserting before the period at the 
                        end the following: ``or for pregnancy-related 
                        services''.
                    (B) No waiting period.--Section 2102(b)(1)(B) (42 
                U.S.C. 1397bb(b)(1)(B)) is amended--
                            (i) in clause (i), by striking ``, and'' at 
                        the end and inserting a semicolon;
                            (ii) in clause (ii), by striking the period 
                        at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                            (iii) by adding at the end the following 
                        new clause:
                            ``(iii) may not apply a waiting period 
                        (including a waiting period to carry out 
                        paragraph (3)(C)) in the case of a targeted 
                        low-income pregnant woman.''.
    (c) Authority for States That Provide Medicaid or SCHIP Coverage 
for Pregnant Women With Income Above 185 Percent of the Poverty Line To 
Use Portion of SCHIP Funds for Medicaid Expenditures.--Section 2105(g) 
of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397ee(g)), as added by section 
1(b) of Public Law 108-74, is amended--
            (1) in the subsection heading, by inserting ``and Certain 
        Pregnancy Coverage Expansion States'' after ``Qualifying 
        States'';
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

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