2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Committee Approved)

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Adjust Forecast for Indigent Care Changes

Item 307 #4h

Item 307 #4h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health and Human Resources
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 $1,368,471 GF
FY2013 $0 FY2014 $1,368,470 NGF

Page 138, line 11, strike "$8,002,553,539" and insert "$8,005,290,480".

(This amendment provides an additional $1.4 million the second year from the general fund and an equal amount of federal matching funds for the Medicaid program. The Medicaid forecast completed in November 2013 overestimated the savings to Medicaid indigent care payments in fiscal year 2014 due to provisions related to the availability of subsidized private health insurance offered through a Health Benefits Exchange included in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Individuals with incomes between 100 and 200 percent of the federal poverty level are now eligible to purchase subsidized health insurance available through the federal Health Benefits Exchange. Recent refined estimates of the indigent care population served by the teaching hospitals who would be eligible to purchase health insurance through the exchange have resulted in adjustments to the original assumptions.)