2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Restore Funds for Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Item 284 #1s

Item 284 #1s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2011 $85,000 FY2012 $85,000 GF

Page 185, line 27, strike "$46,207,930" and insert "$46,292,930".
Page 185, line 27, strike "$46,190,166" and insert "$46,275,166".
Page 186, line 5, strike each "200,000" and insert "285,000".

(This amendment restores $85,000 GF each year for the pharmaceutical assistance program. The program provides health insurance premiums and copayments for low-income Medicare recipients who have HIV through the so-called "donut hole" -- a cap in Medicare coverage -- insuring recipients have access to HIV drugs. It is estimated that $1.00 spent in the program avoids costs of $4.00 to $5.00 in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program.)