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Blog Archive for June 2019

Child support? How is that a health issue?  Read on & please consider calling your House Rep to support the Senate language on medical child support in the Supp budget. 
 

Looking forward to seeing on at next week's Boston SNAP Coalition meeting on Tuesday, June 25th from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston (39 Boylston Street, 6th Floor).  Below is the agenda and some additional items regarding veterans benefits and college students to share with you.

Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting – June 25t AGENDA:

There's been lots of great local news we wanted to be sure you saw while keeping up the drum roll up on the FY20 Budget priorities for HIP, SNAP Gap and other important campaigns.

Just posted, Boston Globe's article on school meal shaming and state legislation pending before Mass Legislature. 

EOHHS had launched an initiative to create a more coherent way for people to get behavioral health services.
 
We have a variety of resources to share with the SNAP Coalition on WIC, Cash Assistance, and Public Charge. 
 
2019 WIC brochure 
5 PM DEADLINE today - to get your organization listed on the sign on letter to the FY20 Conference Committee! 
 
Reminder, the Senate FY20 budget has both $1M funding and language directing the Baker Administration to pilot allowing applicants for subsidized health care (MassHealth and Medicare Savings Program) the option of applying for SNAP at the same time.  The House FY2018 budget does not include this language or funding. We need your support to encourage the FY20 Conference Committee to "recede" to the Senate provision. 

We are near the finish line!  The Senate FY20 budget has both $1M funding and language directing the Baker Administration to pilot allowing applicants for subsidized health care (MassHealth and Medicare Savings Program) the option of applying for SNAP at the same time.  The House FY2018 budget does not include this language or funding. We need your support to encourage the FY20 Conference Committee to "recede" to the Senate provision.