Includes whereas clauses.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to increase the Personal Need Allowance from $30 to $70 for individual Medicaid recipients who are institutionalized and from $60 to $140 for married couples who are Medicaid recipients when both spouses are institutionalized. Requires DHHS to deduct the applicable increased monthly amounts for personal needs from the total monthly income taken into consideration when applying the individual's or couple's income to the cost of institutionalized care.
Appropriates $4,730,000 in recurring funds in 2019-20 and 2020-21 from the General Fund to DHHS, Division of Health Benefits, to implement the increase. Specifies that the funds are to provide a state match for federal funds.
Effective July 1, 2019.
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AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO INCREASE THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS WHO RESIDE IN INSTITUTIONS IN ORDER TO PARTIALLY CORRECT FOR INFLATION AND ALLOW OUR STATE'S RESIDENTS OF NURSING HOMES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS TO RETAIN MORE OF THEIR OWN FUNDS TO PURCHASE PERSONAL ITEMS.Intro. by Ball, Brisson, Farmer-Butterfield.
Status: Ref to the Com on Appropriations, Health and Human Services, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 16 2019)
Bill H 753 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 15 2019 - View Summary