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Health Care Access Programs

02/28/2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
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This training is designed to help attendees keep abreast of the many recent changes in health coverage eligibility and enrollment affecting people under age 65. The federal Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of available programs that offer affordable coverage to low and moderate income people enabling the state to expand Medicaid (MassHealth) coverage and create new forms of Subsidized coverage through the Health Insurance Connector for people not eligible for MassHealth or other coverage.

This training will give outreach workers, social workers, providers, and advocates an up-to-date nuts-
and-bolts overview of eligibility issues, and how to assist their patients and clients in becoming enrolled and maintaining coverage. The training is designed for new advocates but will also be helpful for experienced advocates looking for a review and update.

The morning program will provide an overview of the eligibility requirements for MassHealth and the process for applying and enrolling in coverage. It will also provide a summary of how changes proposed in the ACA and Medicaid at the federal level may affect health access in Massachusetts.

The afternoon program will drill down into financial eligibility standards and managed care rules followed by troubleshooting tips for resolving common problems informally and through appeals. It will conclude with more information on ConnectorCare.


  • Neil F. Cronin, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
  • Suzanne Curry, Health Care for All, Boston
  • Hannah Frigand, Health Care for All, Boston
  • Nancy Lorenz, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
  • John McDonough, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
  • Victoria Pulos, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston


  • Legal Services Attorneys and Non Lawyer Advocates ....$25
  • All Others ....$95

For more information or to register, go to MCLE's website,  Note: When registering on MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee “Category” in the drop down menu. Click “Update” for adjusted course fee.

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