Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act

Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act

Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act

Summary

Prohibits the expansion of Medicaid eligibility through an increase in the income threshold without prior legislative approval.

Model Policy

Section 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “Requiring Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion Act.”

Section 2. Legislative Approval Requirement.

On and after the effective date of this Act, neither the {insert appropriate department and/or board} nor any other representative of the state shall expand Medicaid eligibility through an increase in the income threshold without prior legislative approval; provided, however, that this shall not apply to any increase resulting from a cost-of-living increase in the federal poverty level.

Section 3. {Severability clause.}

Section 4. {Repealer clause.}

Section 5. {Effective date.}

Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors on October 11, 2014.