Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Children's Health Insurance Program Act and the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act to delete language mandating that if required monthly premiums are not paid, then the child shall be ineligible for re-enrollment for a minimum period of 3 months.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services)
Fiscal impact is expected to be minimal for two reasons. First, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services has to cover high cost care anyway because a child with high medical costs is eligible under spenddown even during the penalty because of federal law. Second, any potential increase in medical liability would be offset by improved client health outcomes from continuous availability of care.