04RS HB502


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HB 502 (BR 460) - J. Stacy, K. Hall

     AN ACT relating to Medicaid.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to encourage the Cabinet for Health Services to work with units of local government and other interested entities to maximize state resources available to support the state Medicaid program; provide that qualifying proposals be submitted to the federal Department of Health and Human Services for consideration; require the cabinet to work with units of local government and any other interested entities to develop financing arrangements to establish enhanced Medicaid payments for specifically designated providers.


     HCS - Retain original provisions and add that notwithstanding KRS 42.450 to 42.495, coal severance tax proceeds allocated to a local government economic assistance fund may be utilized as a resource for the state match portion for the Medicaid program.

     Feb 12-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 19-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2004
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 89-1 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Health and Welfare (S)

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