2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lambert
Expand Medicaid Eligibility for Low-Income Elderly & Disabled

Item 326 #33s

Item 326 #33s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $41,900,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $41,900,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,814,330,852".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  Effective July 1, 2005, the Department shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to add the category of eligibility, as described in Section 1902(m) of the Social Security Act (42 USC§1396a(m)), for aged and disabled individuals with income levels up to 100 percent of the federal poverty line."

(This amendment provides funding to extend Medicaid eligibility to elderly and disabled individuals to 100 percent of the federal poverty income guideline. Currently, the monthly income limit for these individuals is equal to 80 percent of the poverty level.)