PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed June 24, 2020, 11:55 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-509-0325 MAGI income—Unearned income, 182-509-0375 MAGI income—Lump sums, 182-509-0380Lottery winnings hardship exemptions (new); other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-509-0325 to add certain lottery winnings as an example of unearned income; amending WAC 182-509-0375 to specify how certain lottery winnings impact eligibility for modified adjusted gross income-based Washington apple health; and creating a new WAC 182-509-0380 to establish lottery winnings hardship exemptions. The agency has determined this rule making is necessary to comply with federal law, 42 U.S.C. 1396a (e)(14)(K), and recent federal guidance applicable to it. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brian Jensen (Rulemaking Questions), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-0815, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay services (TRS) 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Mark Westenhaver (Program Questions), P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone 360-725-1324, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
June 24, 2020