Amend CSHB 1 in Article II of the bill, following the appropriations to the Health and Human Services Commission, by adding the following appropriately numbered rider and renumbering subsequent riders accordingly:
____. Vendor Drug Program. It is the intent of the legislature that the Health and Human Services Commission implement cost-saving strategies to increase the use of generic prescription drugs under the Medicaid and CHIP vendor drug programs by at least six percent and decrease the use of brand-name prescription drugs under the programs by a corresponding percentage. Savings realized from the strategies shall be used to pay pharmacy dispensing fees under the programs at a rate that is not less than 50 cents less than the rate in effect on March 1, 2011.