Establishment of a single eligibility standard for low-income persons, including expansion of categorical eligibility to include childless adults.
(d) A program design to include creative and innovative approaches such as: coverage for preventive services with incentives to use appropriate preventive care; enhanced medical home reimbursement and bundled payment methodologies; and cost-sharing options [for low-income people and families].
Adapted from Second Substitute Senate Bill 5945 of the 110 th Congress (SB 5945, 2009.)
Creating the Washington Health Partnership Plan
Sets a goal for Washington to work with the federal government on health care reform, aiming to cover all Washingtonians by 2014.
Directs the Department of Social and Health Services to apply to the federal government for increased eligibility for full-scope Medicaid and the Take Charge Medicaid family planning program.
The Healthy Youth Act requires schools that teach sex education to do so in a responsible, comprehensive manner that includes information about abstinence and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy prevention strategies, such as birth control and condom use.
HYA ensures that the most current standards of sex education are being taught by:
1. ensuring sex education medically accurate and age-appropriate, including information about both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancies and STIs;
2. require schools not providing sex education to notify parents students not receiving any instruction in preventing unintended pregnancies and STIs;
3. directing the state to apply for any federal teen pregnancy prevention funds available to the states.
Affects on Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality
Senate Bill 6791 110 th Congress (2007-2008) “ Clarifying permitted uses of moneys currently collected under the county legislative authority sales use tax for chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs and services” (SB 6791, 2008).
The purpose of this bill is to clarify that counties can collect one tenth of one percent (0.1%) tax on saleable or usable items for which can be used towards “new or expanded chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs” (SB 6791, 2008).