LD 1204 LR 34(02)
An Act to Improve the Health of Maine Residents by Closing Coverage Gaps in the MaineCare Program for Incarcerated Persons
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $148,569 ($659,056) ($720,406) ($719,801)
General Fund $148,569 ($659,056) ($720,406) ($719,801)
Federal Expenditures Fund $290,103 $2,800,724 $3,055,247 $3,055,247
Other Special Revenue Funds $166,362 $71,979 $73,837 $75,694
Federal Expenditures Fund $290,103 $2,800,724 $3,055,247 $3,055,247
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $148,569 in fiscal year 2023-24 and $456,659 in fiscal year 2024-25 for the Department of Health and Human Services to provide reimbursement under the MaineCare Program for services that can be provided under the program to individuals who are incarcerated and that facilitate an individual's transition back into the community for at least the 90-day period prior to release of an individual from incarceration in a county jail, regional jail or a correctional facility, including required technology changes, and to establish one Eligibility Specialist position. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations and Other Special Revenue Funds allocations are also included for the FMAP match.
The bill also includes a General Fund deappropriation of $1,115,715 in fiscal year 2024-25 to the Department of Corrections for medical services costs that will now be covered by MaineCare.