2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Governor Kaine
Authorize funding for Medicare Part D issue (language only)

Item 506 #6g

Item 506 #6g

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations

Page 169, after line 55 insert:
“EE. The Governor is hereby authorized to allocate sums out of this appropriation in such amounts as are necessary to provide for the costs incurred by the Commonwealth associated with federal implementation issues of the federal Medicare Part D prescription drug program.  Funding may be used to cover prescription drug costs of individuals who are having difficulty obtaining prescription drugs through the Medicare Part D program due to administrative errors.  Only individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid would qualify for this assistance."

(This amendment authorizes the Governor to provide funding from the Governor's Economic Contingency Account for costs associated with the federal implementation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.)