Date Requested:May 13, 2010
Time Requested:11:48 AM
Agency: Childrens Health Insurance Program
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2010X4008 Introduced SB1008
CBD Subject: HEALTH SCREENING FOR STUDENTS
FUND(S)
0588, 2154 (Children's Operating Fund), 8838
Sources of Revenue
General Fund,Other Fund Federal
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    This bill expands the current "Kids First" compulsory comprehensive health screening for children entering Kindergarten to those children also entering the 3rd, 6th, and 9th grades. Just as in the current model, WVCHIP will pay for those exams performed on uninsured children, as well as those exams for children enrolled in WVCHIP.
    WVCHIP's budget already includes amounts for comprehensive exam coverage for all ages, therefore no amounts for those exams are reflected in this fiscal note. Assuming an average of 22,000 children enrolled in each grade, a total of 66,000 are expected to be enrolled in the 3rd, 6th, and 9th grades annually. This projection assumes that 5% of children are uninsured - 3,300 - and of those 2,198 (about 2 out of 3) would be eligible for coverage under either WVCHIP or Medicaid(costs for these children are included in the current WVCHIP budget). The cost to cover the exam for the remaining 1,102 children that are estimated to be uninsured is $121,220 - $98,515 federal and $22,705 state.
    WVCHIP has sufficient funding to cover the additional costs and would need no additional state funding.
    
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2010
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 121,220 121,220
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 121,220 121,220
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    WVCHIP's budget already includes amounts for comprehensive exam coverage for all ages, therefore no amounts for those exams are reflected in this fiscal note. Assuming an average of 22,000 children enrolled in each grade, a total of 66,000 are expected to be enrolled in the 3rd, 6th, and 9th grades annually. This projection assumes that 5% of children are uninsured - 3,300 - and of those 2,198 (about 2 out of 3) would be eligible for coverage under either WVCHIP or Medicaid(costs for these children are included in the current WVCHIP budget). The cost to cover the exam for the remaining 1,102 children that are estimated to be uninsured is $121,220 - $98,515 federal and $22,705 state.
    WVCHIP has sufficient funding to cover the additional costs and would need no additional state funding.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Stacey Shamblin
Email Address:
Stacey.L.Shamblin@wv.gov