OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6438

AN ACT EXTENDING HUSKY PLAN, PART A BENEFITS FOR PARENTS AND NEEDY CARETAKER RELATIVES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY05 $

FY06 $

Department of Social Services

GF - Cost

7,500,000

0

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill extends HUSKY medical benefits until June 30th, 2005 for those individuals whose transitional benefits are due to terminate during the last quarter of FY05. The Office of Fiscal Analysis estimates that 13,000 parents of children on HUSKY will have their benefits temporarily extended under this provision. Assuming a managed care cost of $190 per member, per month, this three month extension will cost approximately $7. 41 million in FY05. The bill appropriates $7. 5 million to fund these benefits. It should be noted that as this extension is a state only benefit, no federal reimbursement will be received on this expenditure.