SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2002
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES EL-AMIN (Sponsor), HUBBARD, CHAPPELLE NADAL, BOWMAN, DAUS, HARRIS (23), STORCH, LOW (39), HARRIS (110), SANDERS BROOKS, VILLA, CURLS, YAEGER, LAMPE, AULL, HUGHES, OXFORD, ROORDA, WAGNER, CASEY, FRAME, LeVOTA, DAKE, WILDBERGER, DARROUGH, BROWN (50), SCHOEMEHL, BOGETTO, BRINGER, HOSKINS, HENKE, SPRENG, JOLLY, JOHNSON (61), DONNELLY, WALSH, FRASER, HAYWOOD, SWINGER, SKAGGS, LOWE (44), KRATKY AND BLAND (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 13, 2006 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 208.014, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to medical assistance.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 208.014, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 208.014, to read as follows:
208.014. 1. There is hereby established the "Medicaid Reform Commission". The commission shall have as its purpose the study and review of recommendations for reforms of the state Medicaid system. The commission shall consist of ten members:
(1) Five members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker; and
(2) Five members of the senate appointed by the pro tem.
No more than three members from each house shall be of the same political party. The directors of the department of social services, the department of health and senior services, and the department of mental health or the directors' designees shall serve as ex officio members of the commission.
2. Members of the commission shall be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of the member's official duties.
3. A chair of the commission shall be selected by the members of the commission.
4. The commission shall meet as necessary.
5. The commission is authorized to contract with a consultant. The compensation of the consultant and other personnel shall be paid from the joint contingent fund or jointly from the senate and house contingent funds until an appropriation is made therefor.
6. The commission shall make recommendations in a report to the general assembly by January 1, 2006, on reforming, redesigning, and restructuring a new, innovative state Medicaid healthcare delivery system under Title XIX, Public Law 89-97, 1965, amendments to the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 30 et. seq.) as amended[, to replace the current state Medicaid system under Title XIX, Public Law 89-97, 1965, amendments to the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 30, et seq.), which shall sunset on June 30, 2008].