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Health reform state & federal threatens access to health care-Act Now!

On the national health reform front:

As widely reported yesterday, the U.S. Senate will not be taking a vote on it's "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017" before the 4th of July recess, but as we know from the experience on the House --the fight is far from over.  Please continue your good work:

Health Care for All: Protect Our Care Campaign: https://www.hcfama.org/protect-our-care-campaign

On the state health reform front:

On June 20 the Baker administration asked the FY 2018 conference committee to add a MassHealth Reform Package to the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Some features of the package include changes in MassHealth eligibility that will make 140,000 non-disabled adults (100,000 parents and 40,000 childless adults) no longer eligible for MassHealth.

Attached is our fact sheet with more information on these harmful cuts.  A link with the letters that MLRI and the ACT Coalition sent to the Conference Committee co-Chairs is posted here.

https://www.masslegalservices.org/content/fact-sheet-letters-fy-18-conference-committee-last-minute-masshealth-reform-proposals

If your organization opposes cuts in MassHealth eligibility and benefits, please communicate with Sen. Spilka  and the Senate President and Rep. Dempsey and the House Speaker now!

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