The proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year starting July 1, 2016 directs $2.59 billion from the general fund to the Department of Community Health, excluding money for attached agencies. This is an increase of $157 million, or 6.5 percent, compared to the 2016 budget, though $46.5 million of that is due to the transfer of a program from another state agency. The budget also includes $552 million from other appropriated state funds, as well as $7.4 billion in federal funds. Other money included in the department’s budget total $3.7 billion, including funding for the State Health Benefit Plan and transfers from public hospitals used to leverage federal money.
written by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst and Jennifer Lee, Policy Analyst Overview A parent’s