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1998 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB4001 (Introduced)

Department of Medical Assistance Services

Item 336

Item 336

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Indigent Health Care Trust Fund (45900)$12,000,000$12,000,000
Hospital Payments for Charity Care (45901)FY1999 $12,000,000FY2000 $12,000,000
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $6,000,000FY2000 $6,000,000
SpecialFY1999 $6,000,000FY2000 $6,000,000

Authority: Title 32.1, Chapter 11, Code of Virginia.


A. Any funds for the Virginia Indigent Health Care Trust Fund unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the Trust Fund for use pursuant to Title 32.1, Chapter 11, Code of Virginia.


B.1. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall use funds donated to the Indigent Health Care Trust Fund for the purpose of a demonstration project in select sites across the Commonwealth. Through the demonstration project, the donated funds will be used to assist employers and employees in financing health insurance for households that are at or below 200 percent of the United States non-farm poverty income guidelines and are employed by a small employer, as defined in § 38.2-3431 of the Code of Virginia.


2. The duration of the project will be two years from the implementation date. The Department shall employ sole source contracting with health care plans in those selected sites across the Commonwealth where the potential contribution of funds may be contingent upon such an arrangement. Furthermore, donations from participating organizations will determine the locations of the project.