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H.313

Introduced by   Representatives Brennan of Colchester, Bartlett of Dover, Clark of Vergennes, Donaghy of Poultney, Dunsmore of Georgia, Flory of Pittsford, Johnson of Canaan, Livingston of Manchester, Niquette of Colchester, Nitka of Ludlow, Parent of St. Albans City, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Sharpe of Bristol, Valliere of Barre City, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; Vermont health access plan; eligibility; self-employed  

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow self-employed individuals to deduct payroll tax contributions when determining income eligibility for the Vermont health access plan.

AN ACT RELATING TO VHAP ELIGIBILITY FOR SELF-EMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  33 V.S.A. § 1973 is amended to read:

§ 1973.  VERMONT HEALTH ACCESS PLAN

(a)  The department of prevention, assistance, transition, and health access agency of human services shall establish the Vermont health access plan (VHAP) pursuant to a waiver of federal Medicaid law.  The plan shall remain in effect as long as the federal waiver is granted or renewed.

(b)  The purpose of the Vermont health access plan is to provide health care coverage for uninsured or underinsured low income Vermonters.  The commissioner of the department of prevention, assistance, transition, and health access secretary of the agency of human services shall establish rules regarding eligibility and administration of the plan.

(c)  For the purpose of determining income eligibility for self-employed persons, total payroll tax contributions paid shall be deducted from gross receipts.



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