2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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FAMIS-Exception to Waiting Period (language only)

Item 324 #1c

Item 324 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 249, after line 43, insert:
"C.  As a condition of this appropriation, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security 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, authorized representative, or any other adult caretaker relative with whom the child lives."

(This amendment provides an exception to the waiting period for enrollment in FAMIS, Virginia's health insurance program for poor children. Also, others besides parents would be permitted to submit applications, under certain conditions. These provisions are intended to improve access to the program.)