2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Patient Advocate Foundation Va Cares Uninsured Prog.

Item 309 #1h

Item 309 #1h

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

Page 289, line 45, strike "$16,112,481" and insert "$16,362,481".
Page 289, line 45, strike "$18,462,481" and insert "$18,712,481".
Page 290, after line 45, insert:
"F.  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 for the Virginia Cares Uninsured Program."

(This amendment provides $250,000 from the general fund each year to the Patient Advocate Foundation located in Newport News, Virginia, for the purpose of implementing the Virginia Cares Uninsured Program. The program will 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 for the Virginia Cares Uninsured Program will be 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 diseases.)