2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Children's Health Insurance (FAMIS Moms)

Item 301 #2c

Item 301 #2c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Department Of Medical Assistance Services FY2007 $1,218,528 FY2008 $1,620,952 GF
FY2007 $2,262,981 FY2008 $3,010,340 NGF

Page 257, line 26, strike "$85,848,005" and insert "$89,329,514".
Page 257, line 26, strike "$95,894,133" and insert "$100,525,425".
Page 258, line 13, strike "with annual family income in".
Page 258, strike line 14.
Page 258, line 15, strike "150" and insert:
"who are ineligible for Medicaid and have annual family income less than or equal to 166."

(This amendment provides funding to increase the income eligibility limit for the FAMIS Moms program from 150 to 166 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 amendment also includes language that clarifies that the FAMIS Moms program may provide coverage to lower income pregnant women who do not qualify for Medicaid for non-financial reasons.)