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2019 Senate Bill 5274: Concerning dental coverage for Pacific islanders residing in Washington
Introduced by Sen. Bob Hasegawa (Seattle) (D) on January 16, 2019
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Referred to the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on January 16, 2019
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 7, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 28, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Bob Hasegawa (Seattle) (D) on March 13, 2019
Combines the outreach programs for the COFA dental and premium assistance programs, makes the outreach annual and ongoing, makes the outreach subject to appropriations, and has the Health Care Authority consult with the Washington state commission on Asian Pacific American affairs in setting up the outreach program; (2) Clarifies that open and special enrollment periods must be consistent with enrollment periods for the health benefit exchange; and (3) Moves the first open enrollment for the dental program from November 1, 2019, to November 1, 2020.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2019
Received in the House on March 15, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (Spokane) (D) on April 12, 2019
Removes the provisions related to the enrollment of certain Compact of Free Association (COFA) citizens in qualified dental programs offered by the Health Benefit Exchange and instead requires the Health Care Authority to provide dental services as covered under the Medical Assistance program to certain COFA citizens. Extends the COFA premium payment and dental program advisory committee for an additional year.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 12, 2019
Received in the Senate on April 19, 2019
Failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 19, 2019
Received in the Senate on April 25, 2019
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 8, 2019

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