2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Expand FAMIS Moms Eligibility to 200% FPL

Item 301 #2h

Item 301 #2h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $4,000,000 FY2008 $4,000,000 GF
FY2007 $8,000,000 FY2008 $8,000,000 NGF

Page 257, line 26, strike "$85,848,005" and insert "$97,848,005".
Page 257, line 26, strike "$95,894,133" and insert "$107,894,133".
Page 258, line 13, after "19", strike "with annual family income in excess of the Medicaid limit but less than or equal to 150", and insert:
"who are ineligible for Medicaid and have income less than or equal to 200".

(This amendment provides $4.0 million from the general fund and $8.0 million in matching federal funds each year to increase the income eligibility limit for the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Moms program from 150 percent to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. This allows the mothers of FAMIS-eligible newborns to access prenatal care, which may improve birth outcomes and reduce perinatal costs. The language change clarifies that the FAMIS Moms program may provide coverage to lower income pregnant women who do not qualify for Medicaid for nonfinancial reasons.)