2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Restore Language Prohibiting Medicaid Expansion (language only)

Item 306 #19c

Item 306 #19c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 301, unstrike lines 31 through 36.

Page 301, strike lines 37 through 50.


(This amendment restores language contained in Chapter 780, 2016 Acts of Assembly which conditions the expansion of Medicaid, pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), upon an appropriation by the General Assembly. Language is eliminated which provides authority to expand Medicaid pursuant to the PPACA on or after October 1, 2017. A companion amendment in Part 4 eliminates any language changes which would allow for such an expansion without an appropriation by the General Assembly.)