2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Whipple
Increase FAMIS Income Eligibility

Item 296 #2s

Item 296 #2s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $4,011,331 GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 $7,451,864 NGF

Page 247, line 6, strike "$144,862,002" and insert "$156,325,197".
Page 249, after line 5, insert:
"M. Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan to provide coverage for individuals under the age of 19 when such individuals have family incomes at or below 225 percent of the federal poverty level and who meet all other eligibility criteria as provided for in Title 32.1, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia."

(This amendment provides funding to expand health care services under FAMIS for children under 19 years of age up to 225 percent of poverty. Currently, eligibility is limited to 200 percent of poverty. It is anticipated that this eligibility expansion will cover 6,000 new children in FAMIS.)