|Date Requested:February 28, 2013
Time Requested:03:41 PM
| FUND(S) |
0407 - Central Office General Administrative Fund, 5125 - Family Planning - State Funds Fund, 8750 - Fed Block Grants Maternal/Child Health Prog Fund, 8802 - Public Health-Federal Fund
Sources of Revenue
|General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund Federal|
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The purpose of this bill is to require health insurers to cover maternity services for all individuals who are participating in or receiving coverage under a policyholder's health insurance plan if those services are covered under the policy. Under current law, health insurers are not required to cover maternity services for dependents.
Passage of Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 22 would potentially reduce Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health (OMCFH) expenditures for maternity care by $77,888.
These estimates of reduction in expenditures would come from General Revenue, Special Revenue, and Federal Revenue.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||-77,888||-77,888|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Estimated expenditure reductions for the Maternity Services Project are based on 2012 expenditures. The Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 22 generally requires health insurance coverage of maternity services for all individuals participating in or receiving coverage under a policyholder's health insurance plan if those services are covered under the policy. Senate Bill 22, as modified by Committee Substitute, may reduce expenditures for maternity services for the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health. Through the Maternity Services project, OMCFH provides limited funding of prenatal, delivery, postpartum and routine newborn hospital care for low income, medically indigent pregnant women who are determined to be ineligible for Medicaid, have no insurance to cover obstetrical care and have a monthly income below 185% of the federal poverty level. In 2012, the Maternity Services Project covered maternity/postpartum care for 397 women, at a cost of $490,820 ($1,236.32 per client). The Maternity Services population consists of approximately 63 teens who could potentially be dependents covered under a policyholder’s health insurance plan if those services are covered under this policy; this would be an estimated saving of $77,888.