Florida Senate - 2021 SB 238 By Senator Book 32-00430-21 2021238__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to Medicaid eligibility; amending s. 3 409.903, F.S.; revising the period of eligibility for 4 Medicaid for postpartum women; providing an effective 5 date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 409.903, Florida 10 Statutes, is amended to read: 11 409.903 Mandatory payments for eligible persons.—The agency 12 shall make payments for medical assistance and related services 13 on behalf of the following persons who the department, or the 14 Social Security Administration by contract with the Department 15 of Children and Families, determines to be eligible, subject to 16 the income, assets, and categorical eligibility tests set forth 17 in federal and state law. Payment on behalf of these Medicaid 18 eligible persons is subject to the availability of moneys and 19 any limitations established by the General Appropriations Act or 20 chapter 216. 21 (5) A pregnant woman for the duration of her pregnancy and 22 for the postpartum period as defined in federal law and rule or 23 consisting of the 365-day period beginning on the last day of 24 her pregnancy, whichever is longer, or a child under age 1, if 25 either is living in a family that has an income that
whichis at 26 or below 150 percent of the most current federal poverty level,27 or, effective January 1, 1992, that has an income which is at or28 below185 percent of the most current federal poverty level. 29 Such a person is not subject to an assets test. Further, a 30 pregnant woman who applies for eligibility for the Medicaid 31 program through a qualified Medicaid provider must be offered 32 the opportunity, subject to federal rules, to be made 33 presumptively eligible for the Medicaid program. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.