Jan. 31 is the last day of "Open Enrollment"--the deadline for people to sign up for individual insurance (ObamaCare) or switch plans. At the national level, HHS has pulled its ads urging people to sign up before it's too late.
The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.
The Governor filed his proposed budget for State Fiscal Year 2018 yesterday. MLRI has prepared a preliminary analysis of key sections affecting low income people in several areas including proposals for MassHealth, ConnectorCare, CMSP and the Health Safety Net.Â The analysis is posted here:
Forwarded here is info about notice from Connector to 7000 people who have to pay first month's bill to begin coverage on Feb 1 that they will have until Feb 10 to pay for Feb due to Connector delay mailing out bill (payments usually due by Jan 23 for Feb 1)
MassHealth Initiatives to Control Costs
President-elect Trump has named his nominees for HHS Secretary and for CMS Administrator.The people in these two positions will be in key positions to shape the future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
"President-elect Donald Trump has chosenÂ Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the nationâs entitlement programs, to leadÂ the Department of Health and Human Services. ....
EOHHS has posted a notice about selecting people to serve on the Delivery System Reform Implementation Advisory Council. Nomination forms are due by Dec 9, 2016. You can self-nominate.
EOHHS is seeking to select approximately 20-25 individuals to serve on the Council for the 5-year term of the 1115 MassHealth Demonstration. The Council members will be representative of MassHealth members, family members of MassHealth members, advocates, providers, provider associations, ACOs, or health plans.
Getting Through and Being Heard: Limited English Proficiency and MassHealth
It's been an eventful week. For those of you interested in the future of the Affordable Care Act, this blog post lays out some of the possibilities.
We have posted some new resources you may find useful:
Neighborhood Health Plan
Today's Globe has a good front page story about what is going on with Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP):
NHP-MassHealth Enrollment Freeze eff. Oct. 18, 2016