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Blog Archive for November 2020

Budget ALERT: Ask the MA Budget Conference Committee to adopt the Senate SNAP Gap language and the House Cash Grants Boost!

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 1:35pm -- FoodSNAP

Thank you all again for your hard work on the SNAP Gap campaign and the VICTORY in the Senate on Wednesday (39-0 unanimous vote - YES!).  Please THANK Senator Sal DiDomenico, Senator Bruce Tarr, Senate President Karen Spilka and Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodriques.  This is HUGE!  The Senate completed its FY 21 budget last night (Wed eve @10:30 PM).  

It’s time to weigh in with the Budget Conference Committee.  

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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