LD 1247 LR 1522(03)
An Act To Expand Coverage of Family Planning Services
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Potential current biennium savings - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Expanding MaineCare coverage for family planning services to individuals who have incomes less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) would have a cost to the State beginning after a Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) is submitted and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The expansion would result in an increase in participation estimated at between 7,400 and 13,700 individuals with a State cost estimated between $215,000 and $538,000 annually (assuming a 90% federal match).
This expansion of family planning coverage could potentially reduce MaineCare costs as a result of a reduction in pregnancy and other services.  The potential savings in State MaineCare costs have been estimated at between $1.9 to $3.3 million annually but would not likely be realized until the 2016-2017 biennium.