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SB 402 - Amends Public Assistance Eligibility Criteria - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Amends Public Assistance Eligibility Criteria

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Title: Amends Public Assistance Eligibility Criteria

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends eligibility for assistance programs such as Medicaid.

Highlights:

  • Requires Medicaid patients to use less expensive drugs or treatments for at least 30 days to determine if they may be effective before moving to a more expensive treatment (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes an individual to change a drug or therapy before 30 days if 1 of the following criteria is met (Sec. 4):

    • The patient has multiple sclerosis;

    • The current medication will likely cause harm to the patient;

    • The medication recommended first has proven to be ineffective; or

    • Another medication has proven to be stable in treating the patient..   

  • Reduces the eligibility time period for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) from 36 months to 24 months (Sec. 2).  

  • Specifies that if a hardship grant has been given to an individual, they will qualify for TANF for up to 36 months (Sec. 2).  

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Amends Public Assistance Eligibility Criteria

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends eligibility for assistance programs such as Medicaid.

Highlights:

  • Requires Medicaid patients to use less expensive drugs or treatments for at least 30 days to determine if they may be effective before moving to a more expensive treatment (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes an individual to change a drug or therapy before 30 days if 1 of the following criteria is met (Sec. 4):

    • The patient has multiple sclerosis;

    • The current medication will likely cause harm to the patient;

    • The medication recommended first has proven to be ineffective; or

    • Another medication has proven to be stable in treating the patient..   

  • Reduces the eligibility time period for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) from 36 months to 24 months (Sec. 2).  

  • Specifies that if a hardship grant has been given to an individual, they will qualify for TANF for up to 36 months (Sec. 2).  

Title: Amends Public Assistance Eligibility Criteria

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Title: Amends Public Assistance Eligibility Criteria

Title: Amends Public Assistance Eligibility Criteria

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