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The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.

 
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

Next HCWG Meeting

The poll results are in: New standing date for Health Care Working Group, 4th Wednesday of the month 3-4:30 pm. Save the Date for May 25, 2022.

FY 2023 Budget

Hello all- I hope you had a nice weekend! Some reminders/announcements about upcoming trainings below:
 
May 4, 10:00-11:30am
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