2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Restore Funds to Eliminate 40 Qtr. Medicaid Eligibility Rule for Legal Permanent Immigrants

Item 482.20 #6h

Item 482.20 #6h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $1,172,091 FY2022 $3,289,890 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($754,015,992)" and insert "($752,843,901)".
Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,332,250,587)".

Page 215, strike lines 15 through 16.


(This amendment restores funding to eliminate the current Medicaid requirement that legal permanent residents have 40 quarters (10 years) of work experience in order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits. Federal law requires five years of legal residence to qualify for Medicaid but Virginia requires 10 years of work experience, one of six states with such a requirement. These funds were included in the budget passed in March, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget.)