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Blog Archive for January 2015

This is a brief reminder that we will proceed with the January SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, January 30th, 10 AM to Noon at St Francis House, 5th floor

UPDATE: Due to the weather, the House of Representatives has moved back the deadline for co-sponsorship of bills until Wednesday February 4at 5:00pm.  Please consider contacting your rep. to co-sponsor these important bills.

Please contact your state Representative and Senator to ask that they sign-on as co-sponsors to the following bills.

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From: Cooper, Claire F (ITD) <>
Date: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 6:58 PM
Subject: 1/28 Health Connector Customer Service Hours

Good evening,

Rescheduled SNAP Coalition meeting:
We have MOVED the SNAP Coalition meeting to this Friday, January 30th from 10 AM to Noon.  We have space at St Francis House, 5th floor (FIFTH) for the meeting.  DTA Acting Commissioner Thomas Massimo has confirmed he is available to attend for the first part of the meeting.  See AGENDA below. 
Replacement SNAP benefits due to storm?  
We want to be sure you and your clients should know about possible three food options iin the event of storm-reltaed power outages, flooding or even small scale fires, utility shut offs and other household misfortunes.
The Connector is extending the Jan 23 payment deadline for Feb 1 coverage to Jan 28 --see the press release from the Gov's office pasted below:

Governor Baker Extends Massachusetts Health Connector Payment Deadline Through January 28

Date: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 1:13 PM
MLRI is pleased to be collaborating with the Healthy Food, Healthy Homes, Healthy Children (HHH) Coalition - a broad-based Coalition coordinated by Health Care for All. The HHH Coalition is working on legislation to address a range of concerns affecting low income children.  
Copied below is a press release from the Governor's office about today's appointment of Daniel Tsai as Medicaid Director & Asst. Secretary at EOHHS & Luis Gutierrez as Director of the Connector:

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Health Connector, MassHealth Appointments

New executive director to assume role at the Connector as MassHealth Director position elevated to Assistant Secretary role