Honorable Senfronia Thompson, Chair, House Committee on Public Health
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB800 by Howard (Relating to covered benefits under the child health plan.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated in the 2020-21 biennium. Savings may increase and become significant in future years.
The bill would add prescription contraceptive drugs and devices as covered benefits in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), with certain limitations. It is assumed any costs associated with providing the additional CHIP benefit would be more than offset by Medicaid and CHIP savings associated with averted births. Savings would not be expected to be significant in the 2020-21 biennium but could become significant in fiscal year 2022 and beyond.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.