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Hearing to Reconsider SCHIP Disapproval

CMS issued a notice last week that it will hold an administrative hearing on January 6, 2008 to reconsider its decision to disapprove New York's State Children's Health Insurance Program, State Child Health Plan Amendment #10. The hearing will be held at the CMS New York Regional Office, 38-110A, 26 Federal Plaza, in New York City. This amendment would have increased the financial eligibility standard for SCHIP from the current effective family income eligibility level at or below 250% of the federal poverty level to an effective family income eligibility level at or below 400% of the FPL. CMS disapproved the amendment on the basis that it did not meet the requirements of sections 2101(a), 2102(a) and 2102(b)(3)(C) of the SSA. These requirements provide that SCHIP funds must be used to provide coverage to uninsured, low-income children in an effective and efficient manner that is coordinated with other sources of health benefits coverage, that the State plan include effective outreach procedures to enroll all eligible uninsured children, and that the coverage does not merely substitute for private coverage. To participate in the hearing as a party, you must petition the presiding officer by December 21. To participate as amicus curiae, you must petition the presiding officer before the hearing begins.

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