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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

Deadlines: Stimulus Payments (IEP), and Autism Services Waiver Program

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 5:06pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

I’m writing about two sets of upcoming deadlines: 

(1)   Deadlines to apply for the one-time IRS stimulus payments, authorized by the CARES Act, of up to $1200 for eligible adults and $500 per qualified child (also known as the Economic Impact Payment (EIP)): Sept. 30 for just the additional $500/qualifying child; Oct. 15 for eligible people who haven’t received any stimulus payment yet. 

              

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