92nd General Assembly
Status of HB2393
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates  the  Prescription  Drugs  Benefits  Act.   Requires  the      
   Department on Aging to establish a prescription drug  benefit  program      
   for  persons  65  years  of  age  or  older  and,  subject  to  income      
   eligibility  requirements, for disabled persons.  The program shall be      
   administered through a  contractual  benefit  manager.   Requires  the      
   Department  to  set premiums and deductibles.  Requires the program to      
   pay eligible expenditures on prescription drugs,  subject  to  certain      
   co-payments.    Authorizes   a   mail   service   program.  Creates  a      
   prescription drug review commission to review  the  program  and  make      
          FISCAL NOTE (Department on Aging)                                    
          The annual administrative cost, operating the procurement pro-       
          cess, security, the data processing system, hot line/800# costs      
          and staff, marketing and print public relations materials,           
          mailing costs, phone system, equipment costs, to contract with       
          the mail service providers, to monitor the program on a quar-        
          terly basis, to hold hearings, to staff the commission, legal,       
          fiscal and personnel, training, legislative and have research        
          staff for the program would cost at least $2.3 million. The          
          cost to operate an income verification system would be about         
          $6 million. This figure does not include program costs. Total        
          administrative cost: $18.3 million.                                  
          FISCAL NOTE, CORRECTED (Department on Aging)                         
          Changes the "total administrative cost" figure from $18.3            
          million to $8.3 million". The fiscal impact remains the same.        
   FEB-23-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-23-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-23-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-27-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               AGING                 
   MAR-09-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 DAVIS,MONIQUE         
   MAR-12-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   MAR-12-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               AGING                 
   MAR-15-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED CORRECTED             
   MAR-15-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               AGING                 
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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