Amend CSSB 1 (house committee printing) in Article II of the bill, following the appropriations to the Health and Human Services Commission (page II-36), by adding the following appropriately numbered rider:
____.  Maximization of Federal Funds Under Medicaid. It is the intent of the legislature that the Health and Human Services Commission use money appropriated to the commission under Strategy B.1.1, Medicaid Contracts and Administration, to prepare and seek a waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1315) or other applicable federal law to the state Medicaid plan to expand to the maximum extent permitted by federal law the categories of persons eligible for Medicaid benefits to include all persons for whom federal matching funds are made available to. It is the intent of this legislature that the waiver may seek to maximize the reduction in the number of uninsured residents of this state, promote personal responsibility in health care, increase the efficiency and accessibility of the delivery of health care services in this state, and reduce health care costs to the state.