2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Medicaid-12 Month Continuous Coverage

Item 325 #5s

Item 325 #5s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $8,380,132 FY2004 $12,566,082 GF
FY2003 $8,638,820 FY2004 $12,835,338 NGF

Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,323,003,655" and insert "$3,340,022,607".
Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,553,124,057" and insert "$3,578,525,477".
Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"H.H.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the Medicaid State Plan to provide for 12-month continuous coverage for children enrolled as Medically Indigent."

(This amendment changes the current Medicaid requirement that families with children immediately report all changes in circumstances that would affect eligibility. Children would remain eligible for a full 12 months of uninterrupted coverage. The intent is to avoid on and off eligibility between Medicaid and FAMIS (the new health insurance plan for poor children) as a result of fluctuations in family income.)