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The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.

Jan 21 2021 Updates

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:40am -- Health-Law-Anno...
Thanks to those of you who attended our Health Care Working Group meeting yesterday.  We promised to pass on links to various updates that we didn't have time to cover during the meeting.
 

Action Alert: Override the Governor's Veto of Full MH Adult Dental

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 9:31am -- Health-Law-Anno...
In an incredible victory, the FY21 Conference Budget included a line item restoring full MassHealth adult dental coverage back to the same level of coverage before significant cuts were made in 2010! The line item included $19 million of funding. Unfortunately, the Governor vetoed this provision. We need your help to restore it. 
 

ACTION ALERT- Contact your state senator about Amendments 216 and 218 to the Senate Ways and Means Budget

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:01pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
See the action alert from Health Care for All, below, asking you to contact your state senator to ask for their support for Amendment #216, which would restore the MassHealth adult dental program and add coverage for root canals and crowns. 
 
Please also ask your state senator to support Amendment #218, sponsored by Senator Comerford, which would provide temporary relief from Medicaid estate recovery for surviving family members based on the practical difficulties created for them by the COVID-19 emergency. 
 

US Supreme Court hears latest challenge to ACA tomorrow

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 7:41pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
One week to the day after the national election, the US Supreme Court will hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Nov 10.  
 
Here are a few links that provide an overview of what the case is all about & the possible outcomes, what's at stake in Massachusetts & where to listen to the argument tomorrow at 11
 

California v Texas –US Supreme Court hears oral argument on challenge to legality of the Affordable Care Act Nov 10

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