Demand A Hearing For Our Priority Legislation
Right now many of these priority bills are tied up in both the House and Senate Health & Human Services Committees. Most have not been scheduled for a hearing, and will soon be in serious jeopardy if we are unable to achieve any movement in either the committee. We are calling on all of our advocates to reach out to their legislators and demand a hearing for these very important pieces of legislation.
Wait List Reduction Initiative
SB2143, Relating to a child’s eligibility for the Medicaid buy-in program for children or the medically dependent children (MDCP) waiver program.
All Other Priority Legislation
STAR Kids Patient Protections & Definitions Clean-Up Bill
Relating to the provision and delivery of benefits to certain recipients with complex medical needs under Medicaid; patient protections and provider choice.
Developing an Alternative Model of Care Pilot
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide comprehensive whole child care for children with complex medical needs.
Relating to retention of the centralized prescription drug formulary applicable to the Medicaid managed care program and removal of the sunset provision
Relating to the establishment of a family health aide program; requiring an occupational license.
Relating to an insurer’s obligation for continuity of care for certain Medicaid recipients with complex medical needs.
Relating to the services provided under the alternatives to abortion program.
Budget Riders to improve rates for private duty nursing; and community attendants, Project Baby Dillo to improve newborn screening.