2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Brink
Co-Patron(s): BaCote, Bulova, Carr, Filler-Corn, Hope, Krupicka, Lopez, McQuinn, Plum, Rasoul, Sickles, Spruill, Toscano, Ward, Watts
Implement Medicaid Expansion Pursuant to PPACA

Item 301 #33h

Item 301 #33h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2015 $2,000,000,000 FY2016 $2,000,000,000 NGF

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(This amendment directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to implement the expanded Medicaid coverage provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010, effective July 1, 2014, and provides $2.0 billion in available federal funding over the 2014-16 biennium. The Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission (MIRC) continues to review, monitor and evaluate Medicaid reforms, but is not responsible for approving expansion. the new eligibility is for individuals under age 65 with income up to 133% of the federal poverty level. The coverage is estimated 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 activity that will generate additional general fund revenue.)