02RS SB15

SB15

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SB 15/FN (BR 1035) - B. Jackson, D. Adams, W. Blevins, D. Boswell, T. Buford, L. Casebier, P. Herron Jr, R. Jones II, M. Long, E. Miller, D. Mongiardo, V. Moore, G. Neal, R. Palmer II, J. Pendleton, D. Seum, R. Stivers, Jo. Turner

     AN ACT relating to prescription drugs.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to establish the Kentucky Senior Rx Program; direct the Cabinet for Health Services to apply for a federal prescription drug benefit Medicaid waiver to provide prescription drug coverage for persons age sixty-five or older who have an annual income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level and meet various other qualifications; require the Department for Medicaid Services to administer the Kentucky Senior Rx Program and to establish coinsurance amounts for brand name and generic drugs; require the department to maintain data to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the program and to submit semiannual reports to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Kentucky Service Rx Program Advisory Commission regarding the same; create the Kentucky Senior Rx Program Advisory Commission to provide guidance to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the department regarding the Kentucky Senior Rx Program; establish membership, duties, and guidelines for the commission; require the commission to submit an annual report to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the department regarding changes to the administration, management, eligibility criteria, benefits, funding, or any other aspect of the program.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate
     Jan 10-to Health and Welfare (S)


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