Introducing Senator(s): Dubas, Bloomfield, Campbell, Cook, Krist, Lathrop, McGill, Mello, Nordquist
Committee: Health and Human Services Committee
Committee Hearing Date: January 25, 2012
Current Status: Indefinitely postponed.
Estimated Fiscal Impact: No estimated fiscal impact.
Voices for Children Position: Support
Voices for Children supported this bill to improve the process of making substantial changes to the Medicaid program by requiring legislative approval. Legislative approval would guarantee that such changes would receive a public hearing and allow for impacted recipients and consumer representatives to comment on the proposed changes. We also believe that the legislature is best suited to assess how changes to Medicaid services might impact other programs