2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Adult Dental Benefit in Medicaid

Item 303 #31h

Item 303 #31h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $14,950,000 FY2020 $18,400,000 GF
FY2019 $14,950,000 FY2020 $18,400,000 NGF

Page 257, line 34, strike "$10,983,034,643" and insert "$11,012,934,643".
Page 257, line 34, strike "$12,657,131,076" and insert "$12,693,931,076".

Page 278, after line 4, insert:

"PPP.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to include a comprehensive dental benefit for the adult population effective July 1, 2018.  The department shall have the authority to promulgate regulations to implement these changes within 280 days or less from the enactment date of this act."


(This amendment provides $15.0 million general fund the first year and $18.4 million general fund the second year along with a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds each year to provide an adult dental benefit in the Medicaid program. The current Medicaid program only provides a comprehensive dental benefit to children and pregnant women and limits all other adults to emergency care only.)