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[Congressional Record: July 14, 2000 (Senate)]
[Page S6847-S6870]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr14jy00-110]                         



 
                          AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED

             KENNEDY (AND ROCKEFELLER) AMENDMENT NO. 3848

  Mr. KENNEDY (for himself and Mr. Rockefeller) proposed an amendment 
to the bill, H.R. 4810, supra; as follows:

       At the end of the bill, add the following:

   DIVISION ____--FAMILYCARE COVERAGE OF PARENTS UNDER THE MEDICAID 
                           PROGRAM AND SCHIP
               ______
        SEC. 6. OPTIONAL COVERAGE OF LEGAL IMMIGRANTS UNDER THE 
                   MEDICAID PROGRAM AND SCHIP.

       (a) Medicaid Program.--Section 1903(v) of the Social 
     Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(v)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``paragraph (2)'' and 
     inserting ``paragraphs (2) and (4)''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(4)(A) A State may elect (in a plan amendment under this 
     title and notwithstanding any provision of the Personal 
     Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 
     1996 to the contrary) to waive the application of sections 
     401(a), 402(b), 403, and 421 of such Act with respect to 
     eligibility for medical assistance under this title of aliens 
     who are lawfully present in the United States (as defined by 
     the Secretary and including battered aliens described in 
     section 431(c) of such Act), within any or all (or any 
     combination) of eligibility categories, other than the 
     category of aliens described in subparagraph (C).
       ``(B) For purposes of applying section 213A of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act, the term `means-tested 
     public benefits' does not include medical assistance provided 
     to a category of aliens pursuant to a State election and 
     waiver described in subparagraph (A).
       ``(C) The category of aliens described in this subparagraph 
     is disabled or blind aliens who became disabled or blind 
     before the date of entry into the United States.
       ``(D) If a State makes an election and waiver under 
     subparagraph (A) with respect to the category of children, 
     the State is deemed to have made such an election and waiver 
     with respect to such category for purposes of its State child 
     health plan under title XXI.''.
       (b) SCHIP.--Section 2107(e)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1397gg(e)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new subparagraph:
       ``(D) Section 1903(v)(4)(D) (relating to optional coverage 
     of categories of permanent resident alien children).''.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     take effect on October 1, 2000, and apply to medical 
     assistance and child health assistance furnished on or after 
     such date.

     
                                 



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