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

Non-health resources for health advocates: Food & Money

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 9:31am -- Health-Law-Anno...
Bear with us, a lot is happening fast as you all know. We'll be sending a later announcement with health updates today. But our clients and patients aren't just worried about access to health care, they are also worried about paying their bills & putting food on the table.
 
These are some resources from our colleagues  about SNAP benefits available now & what we know about promised extra unemployment benefits & what the IRS has put out so far about  "economic incentive payments."
 

Information about COVID-19 from MassHealth and the Health Connector

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 5:11pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
Latest update from MassHealth. Clarifies that testing & treatment of COVID-19 are covered under emergency Medicaid (MassHealth Limited). HSN will also cover when testing/treatment provided by hospitals or CHCs. And alerts assisters to USCIS announcement that COVID-19 testing & treatment will not be considered for public charge purposes.
 

Governor's Budget

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:26am -- Health-Law-Anno...
On Wednesday the Governor filed his budget proposal for state fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 -June 30, 2021). MLRI's Preliminary Analysis of Selected Cash and Nutrition Assistance, Child Welfare, Health Care, Homelessness Services, Housing and Legal Services Items is posted here.

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