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SCR104................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE MEDICALLY INDIGENT - HEALTH CARE - Stating findings of the Legislature concerning medically indigent health care and directing the development of a test program by the Department of Health and Welfare in cooperation with participating counties; and requiring a report. 02/03 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/04 Rpt prt - to 10th Ord 02/07 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Compton Title apvd - to House 02/08 House intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel 03/11 Rpt out - Ref'd to W/M
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE SENATE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 104 BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE CONCERNING MEDICALLY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE 3 AND DIRECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TEST PROGRAM BY THE DEPARTMENT OF 4 HEALTH AND WELFARE IN COOPERATION WITH PARTICIPATING COUNTIES AND REQUIR- 5 ING A REPORT. 6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho has an incident-based health care program for 8 the medically indigent that is funded entirely with county and state funds; 9 and 10 WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Welfare, at the direction of the 11 Legislature, has been meeting with representatives of the Idaho Association of 12 Counties and others with an interest in health care to explore and evaluate 13 ways in which present county medical indigency programs could be used to match 14 federal funds through the state's Medicaid Program. 15 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 16 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Representa- 17 tives concurring therein, that the Department work with the representatives of 18 the Idaho Association of Counties and other health care interests to implement 19 a test program in volunteer counties to be matched with federal Medicaid dol- 20 lars. The eligible population will be adults between the ages of nineteen and 21 sixty-four with incomes of up to one hundred eighty-five percent of the fed- 22 eral poverty level. The Legislature acknowledges that the test program will 23 require approval of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 24 (CMS) prior to implementation. 25 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Idaho Association of Counties report the 26 results of the test program to the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth 27 Idaho Legislature, along with recommendations for any further legislative 28 action based on the findings of the test program, to implement a statewide 29 program.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14460 This Senate Concurrent Resolution is drafted to provide the Legislature with an opportunity to encourage the Department to work with the Idaho Association of Counties and other health care interests to explore and evaluate ways in which county medical indigency programs could be used to match federal Medicaid funds. The resolution incorporates a test program for eligible adults that, contingent upon approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, would be implemented in volunteer counties. The Department would report the results of the test program to the fifty-ninth Legislature along with recommendations for further legislative action. FISCAL IMPACT The coordination with the Idaho Association of Counties and the work associated with the test program are estimated to cost $113,200 in year one. After the test program has been completed and evaluated, the Department will provide the findings and projected costs of future implementation to the Legislature for further legislative action. CONTACT Name: Leslie Clement Agency: Health and Welfare Phone: 364-1804 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact SCR 104