STAND. COM. REP. NO. 776

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 90

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 90, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to preserve access to health care for Medicaid recipients by:

 

(1) Extending the Nursing Facility Sustainability Fee Program for two years; and

 

(2) Appropriating funds out of the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund for the fiscal biennium 2017-2019.

 

The Department of Human Services, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, The Queen's Health Systems, Legacy of Life Hawaii, The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and Hawaii Pacific Health supported the measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 90, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair