2073-S AMH GREE MATC 189

SHB 2073 - H AMD 858

By Representative Green


     On page 2, beginning on line 10, strike all of subsection (2) and insert the following:

    "(2) The ((contribution rate for health care benefits, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision benefits, for eligible agency home care workers)) amount to be added to the statewide home care agency vendor rate for the purchase of coverage for home care agency workers who provide direct care to state-funded personal care or respite care clients shall be paid by the department to home care agencies at the same rate as negotiated and funded in the collective bargaining agreement for individual providers of home care services, except that during the 2011-2013 fiscal biennium the amount shall be an amount set out in the applicable state omnibus operating appropriations act."



    EFFECT: Applies the change in the state contribution rate for home care agency worker health coverage (which will be the amount set out in the budget) only during the 2011-2013 biennium.


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