HB 2454

85(R) - 2017
House Public Health
House Public Health
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative
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Stephanie Klick

Bill Caption

Relating to the provision of a nursing facility quality-based payment incentives program and a program to increase direct care staff and wages under Medicaid.

Fiscal Notes

The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time but a significant cost to state and federal funds is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would remove the provision that nursing facility quality-based payment incentives would be distributed only to the extent that appropriated funds are available. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Propping up the salaries for a private industry is a violation of our limited government principle. This bill has a noble goal but it is not the proper role of government.