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  • NJ A403
  • Provides for coverage of comprehensive tobacco cessation benefits in Medicaid.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(2/22/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides for the expansion of the State Medicaid program to include coverage for comprehensive tobacco cessation benefits, as recommended by the American Lung Association. The covered benefits required under the bill include individual, group, and phone counseling; nicotine gum, patches, lozenges, nasal sprays, and inhalers; bupropion; varenicline; and any other benefits recommended by the American Lung Association To obtain the federal approval, the Commissioner of Human Services is to apply for such State plan amendments or waivers as may be necessary to implement the provisions of the bill and to secure federal financial participation for State Medicaid expenditures under the federal Medicaid program. Presently, New Jersey provides only partial coverage for medications used for tobacco cessation, and does not cover any form of counseling specifically for tobacco cessation.
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 2/22/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/22/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
2/22/2016 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing (10:00 2/22/2016 Committee Room 16, Fourth Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/22/2016 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 0 4