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

Feb 12, 2021 Health Update 

Greetings everyone,

Below are several updates & upcoming events for the next two weeks. 

 

Some highlights from events in the last week...

 

Extension of Health Connector Open Enrollment 2021
 
Thanks to those of you who attended our Health Care Working Group meeting yesterday.  We promised to pass on links to various updates that we didn't have time to cover during the meeting.
 

Health Update Jan. 6, 2021

Happy new year, everyone!
 
In an incredible victory, the FY21 Conference Budget included a line item restoring full MassHealth adult dental coverage back to the same level of coverage before significant cuts were made in 2010! The line item included $19 million of funding. Unfortunately, the Governor vetoed this provision. We need your help to restore it. 
 

 

Hello all- a few quick updates: 

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. 
 
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

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