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

We are forwarding this announcement of a One Care webinar. One Care is the new managed care program combining Medicare and Medicaid benefits for individuals with disabilities starting October 1.

 
Introduction to One Care - Webinar for State Agencies and CBOs

Dear State Agency and Community-based Organization colleagues,

Sorry for the long-winded update to follow but a lot has happened in the last few months!

FY 2014 Budget, Affordable Care Act, Open Enrollment & More

1.       On July 15, the Governor signed the FY 2014 budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2013.

Here is the budget comparison of the House and Senate Budget for health care issues, as summarized by Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, Mass Budget & Policy Center and MLRI.

http://bluecrossmafoundation.org/publication/fiscal-year-2014-house-and-...\

Update on Dental Restoration from Health Care for All.  Partial success in the Senate.  On to conference committee

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Courtney Chelo
Date: Thu, May 23, 2013 at 5:31 PM
Subject: Oral Health Advocacy Taskfoce - Success in the Senate!

May 23, 2013  

Success in the Senate

Congratulations Oral Health Advocates!  

The FY 2014 budget that the House passed last week was a mixed bag for health access. The Senate Ways & Means Committee budget bill is expected May 15. 

There are a million House budget priorities and MLRI will be updating you accordingly over the next few days of areas where phone calls are needed.
 
One area stands out as an achievable win-  The January Restoration of MassHealth Adult Dental Services.
 
The Governor included restoration in his budget, House Ways and Means did not.
 
We need House leadership to feel the heat.

Attached is a flyer announcing the April 4th BBT training on MassHealth and related programs for persons under age 65.  Also here is the link to the on-line registration:  
http://www.mcle.org/program-calendar/program-catalog.cfm?product_code=21...
 

MMPI, Mass. Budget & Policy Center & MLRI are again collaborating on a series of budget fact sheets.  Follow this link for an in-depth look at the health sections of  House 1, the Governor's proposed budget for FY 2014.

http://bluecrossmafoundation.org/publication/governor%E2%80%99s-fy-2014-...
 

Plenty of room to join us at the February 27th Elder Basic Benefits Training.  Registration at the door is possible.  See flyer and agenda attached.

Go to MCLE's website to register in advance, www.mcle.org/program-calendar/program-catalog.cfm?product_code=2130270P01

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