2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Patient Advocate Foundation

Item 297 #12c

Item 297 #12c

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2009 $250,000 FY2010 $250,000 GF

Page 266, line 53, strike "$18,919,904" and insert "$19,169,904".
Page 266, line 53, strike "$18,919,904" and insert "$19,169,904".
Page 272, after line 35, insert:
"W.  Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Patient Advocate Foundation."

(This amendment provides $250,000 from the general fund each year to the Patient Advocate Foundation to assist uninsured patients in obtaining medically necessary health care and ancillary services by helping them access existing health care or benefit programs that may be available to help with the payment of their health care costs and by negotiating on their behalf with health care providers for reduced or free health care services. Patient eligibility is limited to legal residents of the United States who provide proof of residence in Virginia; who are uninsured; and who have a diagnosis of a chronic, life-threatening or debilitating disease.)