2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: DeSteph
Co-Patron(s): Cosgrove, Dunnavant, Morrissey, Petersen, Reeves, Spruill, Vogel
Hearing Aid Coverage for Minors

Item 493 #1s

Item 493 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Independent Agencies
State Corporation Commission FY2023 $0 FY2024 $500,000 GF

Page 595, line 2, strike "$59,010,485" and insert "$59,510,485".

Page 595, after line 44, insert:

"F. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the state-mandated health benefit required by Senate Bill 1003 shall apply to all qualified health plans offered in the Commonwealth."


(This amendment provides $500,000 the second year from the general fund for the defrayal of federal costs of a state-mandated benefit on qualified health plan that exceeds the the essential health benefits benchmark plan. The costs of such state mandate must be defrayed by the state in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act. In addition, language is included to override state statute to ensure the state mandate in Senate Bill 1003, that provides coverage of hearing aids for individuals under the age of 18 applies to all qualified health plans.)