2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Maintain Medicaid Eligibility for Long-term Care Services

Item 307 #13s

Item 307 #13s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $18,217,758 GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $18,217,758 NGF

Page 225, line 49, strike "$9,042,320,948" and insert "$9,078,756,464".
Page 238, strike lines 45 and 46.
Page 239, strike lines 1 through 5.

(This amendment restores $18.2 million from the general fund and $18.2 million in federal Medicaid matching funds and eliminates language in the introduced budget which would have reduced the eligibility limit for Medicaid long-term care services. Currently, elderly or disabled individuals with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment level ($2,094 per month) may be eligible for Medicaid long-term care services. The introduced budget proposed to reduce this eligibility limit to 250 percent of the SSI payment level ($1,745 per month) effective January 1, 2014, resulting in 4,562 fewer individuals qualifying for Medicaid funded nursing home care or long-term care waiver services.)