2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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FMAP - Reduce Eligibility for the Aged, Blind and Disabled

Item 297 #24c

Item 297 #24c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($36,167,138) GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 ($36,167,138) NGF

Page 196, line 50, strike "$7,272,405,030" and insert "$7,200,070,754".
Page 209, after line 23, insert:
"XXX. Effective July 1, 2011, the Department shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to reduce the category of eligibility, as described in Section 1902(m) of the Social Security Act (42 USC§1396a(m)), for aged and disabled individuals with income levels to 75 percent of the federal poverty line.  If there is an extension through June 30, 2011 of increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5), the reduction in this paragraph shall not become effective.”

(This amendment reduces income eligibility under Medicaid for the aged, blind and disabled to 75 percent of poverty in the second year. Currently, aged, blind and disabled individuals are eligible for Medicaid if they have income up to 80 percent of poverty. Language is added to restore funding if Congress passes a six-month extension of increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) through June 30, 2011.)