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

More about LTSS expansion for immigrants in Family Assistance
 

Hello all, and happy Monday! A real quick action alert on the Cover All Kids legislation:

 

Please contact your legislators TODAY and ask them to co-sponsor Cover All Kids.

 

 

Health Updates Oct 15, 2021

 

  1. Immigrant Health
  2. MassHealth Policies during COVID
  3. Health Connector Open Enrollment for 2022
  4. Basic Benefit Training for Oct & Nov 

 

Immigrant Health

Coming Nov 1, 2021 –Expanded scope of long term care coverage for lawfully present and PRUCOL elderly and disabled immigrants!!  Stay tuned -more to come when new guidance is published soon

Our next Health Care Working Group meeting is Wednesday (Oct 13) from 3-4:30pm. I will separately send a calendar invite with zoom information today. 
 
This meeting will be an open forum on your problematic health access cases, and issues you're encountering. We hope that as a group we can share/ brainstorm successful strategies for resolving each other's issues. 
 

Sept 28, 2021 11-3 pm Joint Health Care Finance Committee Hearing

Please consider submitting written testimony or testifying in support of these bills. See the attached fact sheets & links for more information.

1.      Two opportunities to regain 3-months retroactive MassHealth coverage for all MassHealth members

 

August 18, 2021 Health Updates

On Aug 18, 2021 MassHealth Released Its Draft 1115 Waiver Renewal Proposal for Comment

Health Update –July 27, 2021

 

Recording & slides of July 22 Estate Recovery webinar now available.

Urgent Coverage Alert for Dually Eligible MassHealth Members –July 19, 2021

 

Over the fourth of July weekend, MassHealth ended COVID continuous coverage protections for elderly & disabled individuals who are dually eligible for MassHealth and Medicare and who --

1. are no longer eligible for their current MassHealth coverage, 

2. are eligible for Medicare Savings Programs also known as the Senior Buy-In and Buy-in or as the QMB, SLMB and QI programs, and 

Hello all, a couple announcements. First, a request for testimony to support legislation expanding access to MassHealth coverage for immigrant children and young adults (Cover All Kids bills). Second, information about MassHealth's public listening sessions about its 1115 waiver renewal proposal.

 

Legislative Hearing on Access to Coverage for Immigrant Children- Call to Action!

 

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