Children; comprehensive health care coverage program. (SB484)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive children's 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 under 19 years of age, (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 or XXI of the 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 remains confidential and is not disclosed for any purpose not related to the administration of the program or any purpose related to civil immigration enforcement unless the subject of the information consents to such disclosure or the requesting agency presents a valid judicial order, subpoena, or warrant. The bill also requires the Department to establish a workgroup composed of individuals with experience conducting outreach to individuals who are eligible for the program established by the bill to advise and assist the Department in carrying out marketing and outreach activities required by the bill, and to seek all federal waivers and other approvals necessary to maximize federal financial participation in the cost of carrying out the program established by the bill. Read the Bill »


02/03/2022: passed committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103994D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB484)
02/08/2022Continued to 2023 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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