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sign on to Transition letter by NOON Fri 11/20, SNAP gap alert & retro to ABAWDs

Please read and act on this eblast to sign on to the Transition letter by NOON on Friday!
 
Letter from the MA anti-hunger community to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team 
 

ACTION ALERT- Contact your state senator about Amendments 216 and 218 to the Senate Ways and Means Budget

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. 
 

DTA data, SNAP PPT, Advisory Boards & TAFDC training

A few resources and updates below before the weekend - stay tuned next week for a sign on letter from the anti-hunger community to the MA delegation for the Biden/Harris transition team!
 
DTA SNAP Application, Phone Line, & Processing Data During COVID
 

US Supreme Court hears latest challenge to ACA tomorrow

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

Reflection on the Election results, Coalition agenda + updates

To: SNAP Coalition 
Fr: Vicky Negus and Pat Baker
 
Good afternoon!! We are THRILLED to be emailing you all this morning with the weekend news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice-President of the United States. We cannot express how significant this is for low-income communities and for our work to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs for the years ahead.
 

House W&M Budget Victories and two anti-hunger amendments - SNAP Gap and CEP !

We know this is a crazy week in the world and country, and we also know COVID cases are on the rise in the state and across the nation.  And food insecurity is also on the rise, with MA having the highest rate of increase since COVID in the nation – see Feeding America recent data below. 

Health Connector Open Enrollment 2021

Massachusetts' Open Enrollment period for 2021 coverage began on November 1, 2020 and will continue through January 23, 2021. 
 

Upcoming SNAP 101 Training 11/12; Join our "Transition Planning" Working Group; FRAC call on 11/5 and VOTE !!

New SNAP calculator, SNAP Gap #Food4Tech, Working Groups - LOTS of Updates !

SNAP Coalition Agenda for 10/27, Updated P-EBT data and MORE!

We are in the final stretch of the October and hoping you are hanging in there, and can enjoy a safe and scare-free Halloween.  Our next SNAP Coalition meeting is tomorrow, October 27th from 10 to 11:30 AM. We have lots to share with you today. 

SNAP Coalition Draft AGENDA (Tues, Oct 27th)

·         Federal updates from FRAC, and brief Coalition discussion of the SNAP Coalition’s “transition” priorities,