TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-8.12
Health Care for Adults

SECTION 40-8.12-2


§ 40-8.12-2 Eligibility.

(a) Medicaid coverage for non-pregnant adults without children. There is hereby established, effective January 1, 2014, a category of Medicaid eligibility pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended by the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, 42 U.S.C. § 1396u-1, for adults ages nineteen (19) to sixty-four (64) who do not have dependent children and do not qualify for Medicaid under Rhode Island general laws applying to families with children and adults who are blind, aged or living with a disability. The executive office of health and human services is directed to make any amendments to the Medicaid state plan and waiver authorities established under title XIX necessary to implement this expansion in eligibility and assure the maximum federal contribution for health insurance coverage provided pursuant to this chapter.

(b) Income. The secretary of the executive office of health and human services is authorized and directed to amend the Medicaid Title XIX state plan and, as deemed necessary, any waiver authority to effectuate this expansion of coverage to any Rhode Islander who qualifies for Medicaid eligibility under this chapter with income at or below one hundred and thirty-three percent (133%) the federal poverty level, based on modified adjusted gross income.

(c) Delivery system. The executive office of health and human services is authorized and directed to apply for and obtain any waiver authorities necessary to provide persons eligible under this chapter with managed, coordinated health care coverage consistent with the principles set forth in § 42-12.4, pertaining to a health care home.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 144, art. 19, § 2.)