Text: HF00293                           Text: HF00295
Text: HF00200 - HF00299                 Text: HF Index
Bills and Amendments: General Index     Bill History: General Index


House File 294

Partial Bill History

Bill Text

PAG LIN
  1  1    Section 1.  Section 249A.3, subsection 1, paragraph g, Code
  1  2 1999, is amended by striking the paragraph and inserting in
  1  3 lieu thereof the following:
  1  4    g.  Is a child who has not attained nineteen years of age,
  1  5 whose income is not more than two hundred percent of the
  1  6 federal poverty level, as defined by the most recently revised
  1  7 poverty income guidelines published by the United States
  1  8 department of health and human services.
  1  9    Sec. 2.  CHILDREN'S HEALTH PLAN.  The department of human
  1 10 services shall do all of the following in providing health
  1 11 insurance coverage under Title XXI of the federal Social
  1 12 Security Act:
  1 13    1.  Enroll all children eligible, pursuant to section
  1 14 249A.3, subsection 1, paragraph "g", in the medical assistance
  1 15 program upon expiration of the child's enrollment in the HAWK-
  1 16 I program pursuant to chapter 514I.  All eligible children
  1 17 enrolled in the HAWK-I program shall be enrolled in the
  1 18 medical assistance program on or before June 30, 2000.
  1 19    2.  Close enrollment in the HAWK-I program upon enactment
  1 20 of this Act.  Notwithstanding section 249A.3, subsection 1,
  1 21 paragraph "g", a child who would be eligible for participation
  1 22 in the HAWK-I program prior to the date of enactment of this
  1 23 Act, and who initially applies for the program on or after the
  1 24 enactment of this Act, shall be enrolled in the medical
  1 25 assistance program upon enactment of this Act.
  1 26    3.  Develop an outreach program that utilizes local
  1 27 empowerment areas to identify and enroll potential eligible
  1 28 children in the medical assistance program.  If a local
  1 29 empowerment area has not been established, the department
  1 30 shall utilize area education agencies and school districts.
  1 31    Sec. 3.  Chapter 514I, Code 1999, is repealed.
  1 32    Sec. 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE – TRANSITION PROVISIONS.
  1 33    1.  Section 2, subsection 2, of this Act relating to
  1 34 closing enrollment in the HAWK-I program takes effect upon
  1 35 enactment.
  2  1    2.  Any enrollee in a health care plan pursuant to chapter
  2  2 514I upon the effective date of this Act shall continue to
  2  3 receive coverage under the plan until the initial term of the
  2  4 plan expires.  
  2  5                           EXPLANATION 
  2  6    This bill eliminates the existing healthy and well kids in
  2  7 Iowa (HAWK-I) program beginning July 1, 1999, the effective
  2  8 date of the bill if passed in the 1999 regular session, and
  2  9 replaces the program by expanding coverage for these children
  2 10 under the medical assistance program.  The bill expands the
  2 11 program by providing coverage to children whose income is up
  2 12 to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  The current
  2 13 HAWK-I program provides coverage to children whose income is
  2 14 between 133 and 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
  2 15    The bill also provides for transition of enrollees between
  2 16 the HAWK-I and medical assistance programs and requires the
  2 17 department of human services to utilize local empowerment
  2 18 areas (or if none exists, area education agencies or school
  2 19 districts) in providing outreach to enroll eligible children
  2 20 in the program.
  2 21    The current HAWK-I program is repealed July 1, 1999, the
  2 22 effective date of the bill if passed in the 1999 regular
  2 23 session.  A child who initially applies for enrollment in the
  2 24 HAWK-I program on or after the date of enactment of the bill,
  2 25 and who would be eligible for participation under the criteria
  2 26 for the HAWK-I program (i.e., income between 133 and 185
  2 27 percent of poverty) is to be enrolled in the medical
  2 28 assistance program, notwithstanding the limitation that the
  2 29 medical assistance program only covers children whose income
  2 30 is up to 133 percent of poverty.  
  2 31 LSB 1313HH 78
  2 32 pf/cf/24
     

Text: HF00293                           Text: HF00295
Text: HF00200 - HF00299                 Text: HF Index
Bills and Amendments: General Index     Bill History: General Index

Return To Home index


© 1999 Cornell College and League of Women Voters of Iowa


Comments about this site or page? webmaster@legis.iowa.gov.
Please remember that the person listed above does not vote on bills. Direct all comments concerning legislation to State Legislators.

Last update: Wed Jan 12 05:55:23 CST 2000
URL: /DOCS/GA/78GA/Legislation/HF/00200/HF00294/990216.html
jhf