2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Whipple
FAMIS Coverage for Legal Immigrant Children

Item 296 #1s

Item 296 #1s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $140,000 FY2012 $140,000 GF
FY2011 $280,000 FY2012 $280,000 NGF

Page 195, line 15, strike "$160,611,874" and insert "$161,031,874".
Page 195, line 15, strike "$172,334,005" and insert "$172,754,005".
Page 196, after line 49, insert:
"L.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services is directed to offer coverage, pursuant to Section 214 of the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2009, P.L. 111-3, to children who are lawfully residing in the United States who are otherwise eligible for FAMIS coverage."

(This amendment provides $140,000 GF and $280,000 NGF from federal Medicaid matching funds each year to expand coverage under FAMIS to children who are legal immigrants that have resided in the United States less than five years. Under current law, uninsured children who reside in the United States legally must wait five years prior to enrolling in FAMIS. The five-year wait interferes with access to necessary health care services and takes advantage of the 65 percent federal match.)