2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

Restore Funds-Children's Health Insurance Program

Item 322.1 #1h

Item 322.1 #1h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $438,682 GF
FY2001 $0 FY2002 $889,471 NGF

Page 322, line 5, strike "($35,381,013)" and insert "($34,052,860)".
Page 322, after line 10, insert:
"A.1.  General funds in the amount of $438,682 the second year and federal funds in the amount of $889,471 the second year are provided for the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan to partially offset proposed reductions included in House Bill 1600 of the 2001 Session, as introduced.
2.  As a condition of this appropriation and the appropriation for the FAMIS Plan in Item 318 of this act, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the FAMIS Plan to (i) provide an exception to the waiting period for individuals with previous health insurance coverage in cases in which the individual can document that the cost of such health insurance exceeded 10 percent of the family's countable monthly income and (ii) include a provision allowing a child's application to be filed by a parent, legal guardian, or any other adult caretaker relative who has exercised responsibility for the daily care and supervision of such child for at least 90 consecutive days."

(This amendment restores a portion of the funding for the children's health insurance program that was eliminated in the introduced budget through "executive management savings" which reduced projected enrollment. Language is also added to simplify enrollment of children in the FAMIS program. A companion amendment in Item 319 adds language that would ensure that no poor child eligible for Virginia's new child health insurance program would be denied services for lack of funding.)