2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Thomas
No Waiting Lists-Child Health Insurance (language only)

Item 324 #3h

Item 324 #3h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 249, after line 43, insert:
"C. Every eligible child applying for health insurance as provided for in Title 32.1, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia, shall be enrolled and served in the program.  To the extent that appropriations in this item are insufficient, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer general fund appropriations from Item 325 into this item, to be used as state match for federal Title XXI funds."

(This amendment 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. Funding in the introduced budget for fiscal year 2003 and 2004 could be short if more children enroll than are currently estimated to enroll in the program.)