2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Medicaid Eligibility Disregard Motor Vehicle

Item 325 #18h

Item 325 #18h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $372,500 FY2004 $689,000 GF
FY2003 $372,500 FY2004 $689,000 NGF

Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,323,003,655" and insert "$3,323,748,655".
Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,553,124,057" and insert "$3,554,502,057".
Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2002, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall disregard the value of one motor vehicle per assistance unit in determining the Medicaid eligibility for low income families pursuant to § 1931 of the Social Security Act. "

(This amendment disregards the value of one motor vehicle for low-income parents applying for Medicaid. Currently, one car is exempt for aged and disabled individuals applying for Medicaid, and all resources are disregarded for children’s Medicaid eligibility. Yet, very low-income parents seeking Medicaid are still subject to vehicle counting rules.)