2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Funding for Virginia Health Care Foundation

Item 297 #1h

Item 297 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $2,040,286 GF

Page 220, line 2, strike "$6,795,644" and insert "$8,835,930".
Page 221, line 41, strike "2,040,285" and insert "4,080,571".
Page 222, line 7, strike "62,500" and insert "125,000".
Page 222, line 11, strike "52,500" and insert "105,000".
Page 222, line 15, strike "925,000" and insert "1,850,000".
Page 222, line 18, strike "425,000" and insert "850,000".
Page 222, line 20, strike "425,000" and insert "850,000".
Page 222, line 21, strike "75,000" and insert "150,000".

(This amendment restores $2.0 million from the general fund the second year to the Virginia Health Care Foundation to continue providing primary health care grants for projects which address the health care needs of uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. Funding for the Foundation was reduced by 50 percent in fiscal year 2014 in the introduced budget. The Foundation is a public/private partnership which leverages more than $11 in cash, health services and other in-kind contributions for every $1 in state funding. In fiscal year 2011, the Foundation awarded 83 grants which funded doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners and mental health professionals who treated 34,000 health safety net patients via 80,000 visits. In addition, the Foundation provided grants for 45 medication assistance caseworkers who obtained a total of $71.8 million in free prescription medicines for more than 19,000 uninsured Virginians with severe chronic illnesses. The amendment also modifies language contained in the introduced budget which reflects the distribution of the funding for the Foundation's activities.)