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106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2976 To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide health benefits coverage for parents of children eligible for child health assistance under the State children's health insurance program. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 27, 2000 Mrs. Feinstein (for herself, Mr. Byrd, and Mrs. Boxer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide health benefits coverage for parents of children eligible for child health assistance under the State children's health insurance program. 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 ``Family Health Insurance Program Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. STATE OPTION TO PROVIDE HEALTH BENEFITS COVERAGE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR CHILD HEALTH ASSISTANCE UNDER THE STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. (a) In General.--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 PARENTS OF TARGETED LOW-INCOME CHILDREN. ``(a) Optional Coverage.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, a State child health plan may provide for coverage, through an amendment to its State child health plan under section 2102, of parental health assistance for targeted low-income parents in accordance with this section. ``(b) Definitions.--In this section: ``(1) Parental health assistance.--The term `parental health 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 parents. ``(2) Targeted low-income parent.--The term `targeted low- income parent' means an individual who-- ``(A) is a parent of a targeted low-income child or of a child who would be a targeted low-income child but for the child's eligibility for medical assistance under title XIX; and ``(B) otherwise satisfies the requirements for a child to be a targeted low-income child (as described in section 2110(b)). ``(3) Parent.--The term `parent' means an individual who is a caretaker relative of a child described in paragraph (2)(A). Such term includes parents, stepparents with whom the child resides, appointed guardians, grandparents, and other relatives. ``(c) References to Terms and Special Rules.--In the case of, and with respect to, a State providing for coverage of parental health assistance to targeted low-income parents 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 parent. ``(2) Any such reference to child health assistance with respect to such a parent is deemed a reference to parental health assistance. ``(3) Any such reference to a child (other than in section 2104(b)) is deemed a reference to a parent of such child. ``(4) In applying section 2103(e)(3)(B) in the case of a parent provided coverage under this section, the limitation on total annual aggregate cost-sharing shall be applied to the entire family. ``(5) Section 2105(c)(3) shall be applied without regard to subparagraph (A). ``(6) Section 1905(u)(2)(A) shall be applied as if any reference to optional targeted low-income children includes a reference to targeted low-income parents. ``(d) Rules of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be construed-- ``(1) as affecting-- ``(A) the total amount available for allotments under section 2104(a); or ``(B) the amount of the allotment provided to a State under section 2104(b); or ``(2) as requiring a State to provide parental health assistance to all targeted low-income parents.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section applies to items and services furnished on or after October 1, 2000. <all>
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