HB 288

86(R) - 2019
House Human Services
House Human Services
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
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Senfronia Thompson

Bill Caption

Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.

Fiscal Notes

According to Legislative Budget Board, HB 288 would have a negative impact of ($11,175,646) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

Bill Analysis

HB 288 would increase the amount permitted under the Personal Needs Allowance for Medicaid patients in long-term care facilities, from $60 per month to $75.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill violates the principle of limited government by increasing the amount of a state subsidy which the Legislative Budget Board estimates will cost more than $5 Million per year. For these reasons, we oppose HB 288.