2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hope
Implement Medicaid Expansion Under the PPACA

Item 307 #38h

Item 307 #38h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $1,100,000,000 NGF

Page 263, line 15, strike "$8,033,837,513" and insert "$9,133,837,513".
Page 280. after line 14 insert:.
"JJJJ.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall implement the coverage described in 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII), effective January 1, 2014, contingent upon the availability of federal financial participation as provided in 42 U.S.C. § 1396d(y)(1)[2010]."

(This amendment adds language to implement the expanded Medicaid coverage as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), effective January 1, 2014. This raises income eligibility for individuals under age 65 to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The coverage is contingent on the availability of federal funding provided in the PPACA, which provides 100 percent federal funding in federal fiscal year 2014. The coverage is estimate to reach up to 400,000 low-income, uninsured Virginians. According to several studies, the federal funding will support approximately 30,000 jobs and other economic activities that will generate additional general fund revenue.)