Minnesota lawmakers are looking at a bill that calls for the state to prepare for the possibility that Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions affecting Medicaid may disappear.
The state House Health and Human Services Committee approved the House version of the bill, HF1918, last week and re-referred the bill to the House House Ways and Means Committee.
HF1918 was introduced by state Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, Minn., the state House majority leader.
The bill would require state health officials to develop a restructuring plan for MinnesotaCare, the Minnesota Medicaid program, that could guide the state response if the federal government makes major changes in PPACA and other federal law that affect Medicaid.
The text of the bill calls for the state human services commissioner to work with the state health and commerce commissioner to submit a reform plan to the legislature by Dec. 15.