03/14/19 -- HCS HB 466 -- Allows family members to provide some in-home care under Medicaid

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 466
Bill Purpose: 
Allows family members to provide some in-home care under Medicaid
Date of Vote: 
03/14/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS HB 466, introduced by Representative David Wood (Republican - District 58) allows family members to provide in-home care under certain circumstances for those effected with Alzheimer's or similar conditions -- these family members would be eligible for reimbursement under Medicaid for providing those services.  This would allow people to be cared for by relatives instead of strangers, and has the potential to save money for the state as the reimbursement costs would be substantially less than if the patient was instead admitted to a inpatient nursing facility.

While this bill's usefulness and applicability is contingent on some Federal waivers being granted, it seems like a decent idea to attempt to implement.


This bill had a roll-call vote on an amendment that failed during perfection.  Read about that here.