2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Increase Medicaid Income Disregard for Burial Expenses

Item 302 #29h

Item 302 #29h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $5,729,500 GF
FY2007 $0 FY2008 $5,729,500 NGF

Page 313, line 30, strike "$5,433,850,896" and insert "$5,445,309,896".

(This amendment provides $5.7 million the second year from the general fund and a like amount of federal matching Medicaid funds to increase the income disregard for burial expenses in the Medicaid program from $3,500 to $7,000 per individual and from $7,000 to $14,000 for a married couple, pursuant to House Bill 1953. The effect of this increase would be to allow individuals to shelter more of their assets for burial expenses when determining Medicaid eligibility.)