HB 878 – Virginia

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2022
Link: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?221+sum+HB878

Comprehensive 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 younger than 19 years of age, aged 65 years or older, or pregnant; (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 and Title XXI of the federal 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 established by this section remains confidential and is not disclosed for any purpose not related to the administration of the program.

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