STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1734-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.R. No. 19

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.R. No. 19 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE GOVERNOR AND THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ADD $4,000,000 TO FUND ADULT DENTAL SERVICES TO THE EXECUTIVE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET FOR THE 2019 FISCAL YEAR,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to urge the Governor and the Director of Human Services to add $4,000,000 to the Executive Supplemental Budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year to fund adult dental services.

 

Ohana Health Plan, Hawaii Dental Association, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Human Services and Hawaii Primary Care Association provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its title and contents to urge the Governor and the Director of Human Services to reinstate restorative and preventative dental coverage for adult Medicaid beneficiaries within the current budget appropriation in the General Appropriations Act of 2017;

 

(2) Requesting the Director of Human Services prepare and submit a report including statistics on adult Medicaid recipients currently receiving restorative and preventative dental benefits, and a projection of those eligible to receive such benefits during the 2019-2020 fiscal biennium to the Legislature prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2019; and

 

(3) Including the Director of Health and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Primary Care Association as additional recipients of certified copies of the resolution.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 19, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 19, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair