Comprehensive health care coverage program; DMAS to establish. (HB878)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive health care coverage program. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services (the Department) to establish a program to provide state-funded comprehensive health care coverage for individuals in the Commonwealth who (i) are younger than 19 years of age, aged 65 years or older, or pregnant; (ii) are not covered under a group health plan or health insurance coverage; and (iii) but for their immigration status, would be eligible for medical assistance services through the Commonwealth's program of medical assistance services established pursuant to Title XIX and Title XXI of the federal Social Security Act. The bill also requires the Department to ensure that all program information is made available in a manner that is accessible to individuals with limited English proficiency through the provision of language access services, including oral interpretation and written translations, free of charge, and to ensure that information obtained by the program established by this section remains confidential and is not disclosed for any purpose not related to the administration of the program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103063D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)
02/10/2022Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)