2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Co-Patron(s): Howell, Miller, Yvonne, Ruff, Watkins
Restore GF for Virginia Health Care Foundation

Item 297 #11s

Item 297 #11s

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".

(This amendment adds $2.0 million GF the second year to restore funding for the Virginia Health Care Foundation to continue providing primary health care to uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. Funding for the Foundation was reduced by 50 percent in FY 2014 in the introduced budget. Without a restoration of funding, health services for uninsured Virginia, which has increased significantly during the economic recession, will be reduced. The Urban Institute has noted that even after implementation of federal health care reform, an estimated 289,000 Virginians with income under 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines will remain uninsured. The current capacity of the health safety net (198,000 patients) is insufficient to treat all those who need services.)