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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 208

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2012, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  208.178.  Health insurance coverage through Medicaid, eligibility — rules — sunset provision. — 1.  On or after July 1, 1995, the department of social services may make available for purchase a policy of health insurance coverage through the Medicaid program.  Premiums for such a policy shall be charged based upon actuarially sound principles to pay the full cost of insuring persons under the provisions of this section.  The full cost shall include both administrative costs and payments for services.  Coverage under a policy or policies made available for purchase by the department of social services shall include coverage of all or some of the services listed in section 208.152 as determined by the director of the department of social services.  Such a policy may be sold to a person who is otherwise uninsured and who is:

  (1)  A surviving spouse eligible for coverage under sections 376.891 to 376.894, who is determined under rules and regulations of the department of social services to be unable to afford continuation of coverage under that section;

  (2)  An adult over twenty-one years of age who is not pregnant and who resides in a household with an income which does not exceed one hundred eighty-five percent of the federal poverty level for the applicable family size.  Net taxable income shall be used to determine that portion of income of a self-employed person; or

  (3)  A dependent of an insured person who resides in a household with an income which does not exceed one hundred eighty-five percent of the federal poverty level for the applicable family size.

  2.  Any policy of health insurance sold pursuant to the provisions of this section shall conform to requirements governing group health insurance under chapters 375, 376, and 379.

  3.  The department of social services shall establish policies governing the issuance of health insurance policies pursuant to the provisions of this section by rules and regulations developed in consultation with the department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration.

  4.  Under section 23.253 of the Missouri sunset act:

  (1)  The provisions of the program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset one year after August 28, 2012, unless reauthorized by an act of the general assembly; and

  (2)  If such program is reauthorized, the program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset one year after the effective date of the reauthorization of this section; and

  (3)  This section shall terminate on September first of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the program authorized under this section is sunset.

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(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 15, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1608)

Sunset date 8-28-13

Termination date 9-01-14


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