The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.
Important information from MassHealth on facilitating MassHealth enrollment for hurricane evacuees.
MassHealth has developed procedures to streamline the application process for these hurricane evacuees who apply for MassHealth. Here's a link to the information on MassHealth's website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/for-hurricane-evacuees-applying-for...
This is the latest on proposed MassHealth eligibility & benefit cuts in the second of two sets of pending 1115 amendments
1. EOHHS submitted 1115 request to CMS on 9-8-17; documents posted here:
CMS is accepting comments until OCT 20, 2017, here:
Senate Republicans are trying again to garner 50 votes to repeal & replace the Affordable Care Act.Â The threat is real.Â What can we do here in Massachusetts where both our US Senators and our Governor already oppose the latest effort to repeal & replace the ACA? Time again to call our friends & family in key states to weigh in with their Senators or Governors this time asking them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Our friends at Health Care for All lay it all out here:
MLRI filed its comments today.Â They are posted on the masslegalservices website here:
If your organization also filed comments, we would be interested in reading them.
Press Release here:
The following is the full list of approved MassHealth ACOs:
Atrius Health with Tufts Health Public Plans
Baystate Health Care Alliance with Health New England
The Governor & EOHHS remain intent on restricting eligibility and benefits in MassHealth despite the legislature's refusal to add the necessary authorizing legislation to the FY 2018 budget. We expect more legislative activity in September. Meanwhile, EOHHS has released for public comment proposed amendments to the current 1115 demonstration waiver.
In the wee hours this morning, the US Senate failed to muster 51 votes to repeal the ACA!!
Big thanks to Sen. Collins, Murkowski & McCain for voting against the "skinny" repeal that even the people voting for it did not want to become law.