Virginia Medicaid program and Medicaid-funded nonemergency transportation services; JLARC to study. (HJ40)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Study; JLARC; Medicaid-funded transportation services in the Commonwealth; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to review the Commonwealth's contract with Logisticare for Medicaid-funded transportation services, identify remedies and alternatives available to the Commonwealth to resolve the issues surrounding Logisticares questionable performance, and review the Department of Medical Assistance Services oversight of the Commonwealth's contract with Logisticare. The resolution provides that the Commonwealth's contract with Logisticare not be renewed or extended prior to the completion of this study. The resolution requests that JLARC report its findings no later than the first day of the 2015 Regular Session. Read the Bill »

Status

03/04/2014: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
12/31/2013Committee
12/31/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101865D
12/31/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/2014Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Committee substitute printed 14104396D-H1
02/05/2014Passed by for the day
02/06/2014Amendment #2 by Delegate Toscano rejected
02/06/2014Amendment #1 by Delegate Toscano agreed to
02/06/2014Taken up
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104396D-H1
02/06/2014Amendment #1 by Delegate Toscano rejected
02/06/2014Amendment #2 by Delegate Toscano agreed to
02/06/2014Amendment #3 by Delegate Toscano rejected
02/06/2014Passed by for the day
02/07/2014Passed by for the day
02/10/2014Taken up
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HJ40EH1
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14104396D-EH1
02/10/2014Agreed to by House (70-Y 29-N)
02/10/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (70-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Reading waived
02/11/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
02/28/2014Reported from Rules with substitute
02/28/2014Committee substitute printed 14105425D-S1
03/03/2014Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105425D-S1
03/04/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ40S1
03/04/2014Agreed to by Senate with substitute
03/04/2014Placed on Calendar
03/05/2014Passed by for the day
03/06/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14105425D-S1 (28-Y 71-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: REJECTED (28-Y 71-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Senate insisted on substitute
03/06/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2014House acceded to request
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Marsden, Puller, Hanger
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Albo, Jones, Joannou
03/08/2014No further action taken
03/08/2014Failed to pass in House

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 42 minutes.

Comments

Eric Robeson writes:

I have read this bill and approve of these common-sense reviews with an eye towards reform of the existing Medicaid system prior to entertaining any proposals to expand.
What is most shocking about the current Medicaid program is the unsustainable growth of the program: from $1.88 billion ten years ago to $3.7 billion now; from 15% of the Virginia budget 30 years ago to 21% now!

No - even with the feds paying 90 percent (and that is the promise TODAY) of the new enrollees under PPACA, this will break the budget of Virginia.

The GA needs to pass and implement House Joint Resolution No. 40 so that the budget is restrained and hard working Virginians have a chance to have their tax liability lowered.