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Governor signs FY 2023 Budget on July 28, 2022

·         Increase in Medicare Saving Programs upper income limit to 225% of the poverty level

Rep Christin Barber, has filed an amendment to the House's big tax relief and economic development bill (H 5007) to make two key statutory changes to MassHealth Estate Recovery: Please call your representatives to support amendment 807 today. This bill is moving quickly!
 
Cover All Kids -Sign on letter before the holiday weekend
 
As the formal legislative session is entering its last month, the clock is ticking on pending bills. here is the latest info from the Children's Health Access Coalition on Cover All Kids
 

Globe Column on Cover All Kids

In this announcement, CMS has agreed to extend the current  MassHealth1115 demonstration that otherwise would have expired after June 30, 2022. The temporary extension of the current demonstration is through Sept 30, 2022  during which CMS and MassHealth will continue to work out the terms for a 5 year extension of the demonstration.

 

 

 

We had a great Health Care Working Group meeting yesterday- thanks to all those who were able to attend, and to Kathy Melley from Health Care For All for presenting! 
 
We look forward to seeing you at our Health Care Working Group meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, June 22) at 3:00pm. 
 

Senate wraps up FY 23 budget, next stop conference committee

Medicare Saving Program expansion proposed for Jan 2023. Both chambers provided for a further expansion of the upper income limits for the Medicare Savings Programs (Senior Buy In and Buy In) effective Jan. 1, 2023 with the only question being how much higher than the current 165% FPL upper limit, the final bill will go. The Senate goes up to 225% FPL (Senate Section 31), the House to 250% FPL (House Section 28).

 

Please Call Your State Senator To Co-Sponsor Sen Brownberger’s Access To Justice Amendment #921 on Indigency.

Amendment 921 lifts the burden of court fees assessed on indigent people seeking access to the courts or appointment of counsel