2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Enroll Children in Health Insurance-SSVA (language only)

Item 379 #1c

Item 379 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 271, after line 47, insert:
"G.  The Department of Social Services, in cooperation with local departments of social services, shall promote the Children's Medical Security Insurance Plan or Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan in Southside Virginia localities and promptly enroll eligible children.  The Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by July 1, 2000, on their progress in enrolling children in the program, and provide quarterly progress reports thereafter."

(This amendment directs that additional efforts be made to enroll eligible poor children in Southside Virginia in the state's child health insurance plan, as a way to mitigate the loss of health insurance coverage among displaced textile workers. Companion amendments in House Bill 29 / Senate Bill 29 and in Item 548 establish a temporary health insurance program for the adult family members.)