2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Committee Approved)

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Adjust Revenues to the Virginia Health Care Fund

Item 313 #3h

Item 313 #3h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 ($1,280,000) FY2022 ($4,460,000) GF
FY2021 $1,280,000 FY2022 $4,460,000 NGF


Page 112, line 32, strike "$472,802,840" and insert "$474,082,840".

Page 112, line 33, strike "$486,936,557" and insert "$491,396,557".


(This amendment reduces the general fund appropriation for Medicaid by $1.3 million the first year and $4.55 million the second year and increases a like amount of nongeneral funds each year, reflecting increased revenues to the Virginia Health Care Fund (VHCF). Because revenues to the fund have historically been used as the state share of Medicaid, additional revenue results in an equal amount of general fund savings. The Governor included language in House Bill 5005 which authorizes the taxation of heated tobacco products and extends the "Wayfair" tax to other tobacco products, but not appropriate the revenue these actions will generate. This additional revenue, which is deposited into the Virginia Health Care Fund, allows for a reduction in general fund appropriations for the state's share of Medicaid funding.)