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HOUSE BILL NO. 533 – Approp, Medical Assistance, add’l


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H0533.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates an additional $36,507,000 to the Department
of Health and Welfare for Medical Assistance Services for fiscal year 2000.
02/08    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/09    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/10    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/11    3rd rdg - PASSED - 60-0-10
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Boe, Bruneel,
      Callister, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Cuddy, Denney, Ellsworth,
      Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hansen(23),
      Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell,
      Kunz, Lake, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery,
      Mortensen, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ringo,
      Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson,
      Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail(Miller), Wood, Zimmermann, Mr
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Black, Campbell, Crow, Deal, Hammond,
      Hansen(29), Linford, Moss Ridinger, Wheeler
    Floor Sponsor - Marley
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/14    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
02/21    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/22    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/24    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-1-2
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow,
      Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough,
      King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch,
      Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Walton,
      Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams
      Absent and excused--Danielson, Davis
    Floor Sponsor - Boatright
    Title apvd - to House
02/25    To enrol
02/28    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
02/29    Pres signed
03/01    To Governor
03/03    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 25
         Effective: 03/03/00

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 533
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4        GENCY.
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  In addition to the appropriation made in  Section  1,  Chapter
  7    190,  Laws  of  1999, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Health
  8    and Welfare for Medical  Assistance  Services  the  following  amounts  to  be
  9    expended according to the designated expense classes from the listed funds for
 10    the period July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000:
 11                                                   FOR
 12                                  FOR          TRUSTEE AND
 13                               OPERATING         BENEFIT
 14                               EXPENDITURES      PAYMENTS          TOTAL
 15    FROM:
 16    General Fund               $  480,400      $ 6,563,700    $ 7,044,100
 17    Cooperative Welfare
 18     Fund (Federal)             2,325,300       27,137,600     29,462,900
 19      TOTAL                    $2,805,700      $33,701,300    $36,507,000
 20        SECTION  2.  An  emergency  existing  therefor,  which emergency is hereby
 21    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 22    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

Appropriates supplemental moneys to the Department of Health and Welfare for Medical Assistance Services for fiscal year 2000.


Fiscal Note
FTP  Gen  Ded  Fed  Total 

FY 2000 Original Appropriation 162.07  156,563,500  22,853,100  370,830,300  550,246,900 

Reappropriation 0.00  4,573,900  4,573,900 
Division of Medical Assistance          
 1. Medicaid Shortfall 0.00  4,181,600  22,761,700  26,943,300 
 2. HCBS Waivered Services 0.00  2,862,500  6,701,200  9,563,700 

FY 2000 Total Appropriation 162.07  163,607,600  27,427,000  400,293,200  591,327,800 
Chg from FY 2000 Orig Approp 0.00  7,044,100  4,573,900  29,462,900  41,080,900 
% Chg from FY 2000 Orig Approp. 0.0%  4.5%  20.0%  7.9%  7.5% 

Medicaid is a federally funded program created in 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act. It provides health insurance to certain groups of low-income people. In Idaho, state funds are matched with federal funds at a rate of three federal dollars for each state dollar.

This appropriation is necessary to cover a two-year shortfall that currently exists in the Medicaid program. Reasons for the shortfall include increased drug costs, Medicare premiums, nursing facilities, and operating contracts. In addition, the impact of removing the cap on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver has also contributed to the existing shortfall.

As such, this bill appropriates $7,044,100 from the general fund and $29,462,900 from federal matching funds for a total of $36,507,000. This brings the total appropriation in Medicaid to $591.3 million for the current fiscal year.

Contact: Dick Burns 334-4742

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H533