2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Restore Funding for Virginia Association of Free Clinics

Item 297 #16s

Item 297 #16s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $1,598,200 GF

Page 220, line 2, strike "$6,795,644" and insert "$8,393,844".
Page 221, line 7, strike "660,700" and insert "1,321,400".
Page 221, line 17, strike "87,500" and insert "175,000".
Page 221, line 20, strike "850,000" and insert "1,700,000".

(This amendment adds $1.6 million GF the second year to restore funding for prescription medications and health services provided through Virginia's free clinics that was reduced by 50 percent 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.)