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2011 Senate Bill 5912: Expanding family planning services to two hundred fifty percent of the federal poverty level
Introduced by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on March 31, 2011 To expand family planning services to cover women to two hundred fifty percent of the federal poverty level in order to align that program's eligibility standard with income eligibility for publicly funded maternity care service. The bill also requires the office of financial management, upon implementation of the expansion, to reduce general fund--state allotments for the medical assistance program by one million five hundred thousand dollars for fiscal year 2012 and by three million dollars for fiscal year 2013.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 31, 2011
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 5, 2011 To reduce the amount of the state general fund appropriation that is to be placed in nonallotted reserve status by $650,000 to a revised total of $2.35 million, to reflect updated estimates of the net state savings likely to accrue from the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 5, 2011
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on May 9, 2011
Passed 30 to 17 in the Senate on May 17, 2011.
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To require DSHS to submit an application to the federal Department of Health and Human Services by September 30, 2011, to expand eligibility for family planning services to 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Upon implementation of the expansion, the Office of Financial Management is to reduce General Fund-State allotments for the medical assistance program by $4.5 million.
Received in the House on May 18, 2011
Referred to the House Ways & Means Committee on May 18, 2011
Passed 52 to 36 in the House on May 22, 2011.
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To require the Department of Social and Health Services to submit an application for an amendment to the Medicaid Take Charge family planning waiver to expand income eligibility from 200 to 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

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