Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 adam.c.proffitt@ks.gov
Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov
Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor

February 6, 2023

The Honorable Brenda Landwehr, Chairperson
House Committee on Health and Human Services
300 SW 10th Avenue, Room 112-N
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Representative Landwehr:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2050 by Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on
Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2050 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
HB 2050 would change the current household income eligibility requirement for the
Kansas Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) from 250.0 percent of the 2008 federal
poverty level to 250.0 percent of the current federal poverty income guidelines.
The bill would also remove the current eight month waiting period requirement for the
program for newly enrolled participants with a family income over 200.0 percent of the federal
poverty income guidelines that previously had comprehensive health benefit coverage through
another policy.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment states that enactment of HB 2050
would not result in any additional expenditures in FY 2023 or FY 2024 as the agency has already
implemented this change in accordance with a budget proviso passed in the 2022 Legislative
Session. The bill would bring the statute in line with current practice and the agency does not
anticipate a fiscal effect. Program expenditures for the CHIP program included in The FY 2024
Governor’s Budget Report include eligibility of up to 250.0 percent of the current federal poverty
income guidelines.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget
cc: Amy Penrod, KDHE

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 38-2001