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Adopts provisions in the Medicaid Program to: 1) expand Medicaid coverage to individuals from age 19 to 65 years old at or below 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level with a 5 percent income disregard as provided in 42 CFR 435.119; 2) implement a Secretary-approved coverage option which incorporates the benefits and services covered under the Medicaid State Plan, including the essential health benefits as provided in §1302(b) of ACA; 3) use the Basic Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preferred Provider Option offered through the Federal Employees Health Benefit program as the state's benchmark benefit package; and 4) establish provisions for the use of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) option for streamlined enrollment of SNAP recipients who meet eligibility requirements for the new adult group.

Contact Information: Jen Steele, Bureau of Health Services Financing, P.O. Box 91030, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9030

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