2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

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Savings from Enrolling Veterans in Federal Health Care Programs

Item 307 #17c

Item 307 #17c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 ($1,000,000) FY2014 ($4,942,000) GF
FY2013 ($1,000,000) FY2014 ($4,942,000) NGF

Page 225, line 49, strike "$7,438,749,436" and insert "$7,436,749,436".
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(This amendment reduces $1.0 million the first year and $4.9 million the second year from the general fund and reduces an equal amount of federal Medicaid matching funds to reflect the transition of veterans on Medicaid to more comprehensive federal health care benefits. The introduced budget included funding for three full-time equivalent positions within the Department of Medical Assistance Services and two positions at the Department of Veterans Services to screen Medicaid recipients for their veterans status and inform them of the likelihood of receiving more comprehensive and generous benefits if they transition to other federal health and long-term care programs outside of Medicaid. Successful implementation of this program in other states has generated significant general fund savings.)