Status Summary

House - 02/26/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health (Updated 4/9/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Wild, Susan

This act aims to strengthen federal funding for state children's health insurance programs through safeguarding federal medical assistance percentages in a way that is consistent under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The federal medical assistance percentage was increased to 11.5% in 2018, but this increase ended in September 2020. The act includes retroactive funding for the measures to cover the gap in federal funding during the lapse in the program and extends funding through September 2022.