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Health Care

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Welcome to the Health Care Practice Area section. Here you will find information about a variety of health care programs for low income, elderly and disabled people. The most extensive information is about the Massachusetts Medicaid program (MassHealth) including fair hearing decisions, court decisions, practice memos, advocacy alerts and links to useful websites.

Please forward suggestions for content, or problems with broken links, etc. to Neil Cronin.

Resource Library Materials: Browse the library by category by clicking on a link in the sidebar to the left. If a listed category also has subcategories, you can find out what these are by clicking on the plus sign. Or, use the search, particularly if you want information on cross substantive issues.

See the MassHealth website for regulations and subregulatory materials such as operations memoranda and desk guides.

Latest Content

01/19/2016 - Connector
The on-line application is currently only available in English but if you select a language in the upper right hand corner of the... Read more
01/08/2016 - Vicky Pulos
MLRI is releasing another paper in our Understanding the Affordable Care Act series.  This one is about a quirky aspect of the law... Read more
01/04/2016 - MLRI
Here is a chart of the different benefits that are available under the various MassHealth plans.
11/06/2015 - MLRI and MHLAC
On Sept. 8, 2015, HHS published proposed rules implementing  section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act regarding nondiscrimination in... Read more