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We have good news and not so good news to report. First, the good news!

Victories in the FY23 Budget:  

Rep Christin Barber, has filed an amendment to the House's big tax relief and economic development bill (H 5007) to make two key statutory changes to MassHealth Estate Recovery: Please call your representatives to support amendment 807 today. This bill is moving quickly!

Thanks to all who attended this AM’s SNAP Coalition meeting. We appreciate all your advocacy work on the state and national level.  The NEXT SNAP Coalition meeting is Tuesday, July 26th.  We may also hold a “second Tuesday” Coalition meeting in July or August to dive into more details on both the SNAP standard medical expense self-declaration policy, and the SNAP ET childcare policy. Look out for follow up details.   

This eblast follows up on a couple of items that need your help.

 
Cover All Kids -Sign on letter before the holiday weekend
 
As the formal legislative session is entering its last month, the clock is ticking on pending bills. here is the latest info from the Children's Health Access Coalition on Cover All Kids
 

Globe Column on Cover All Kids

In this announcement, CMS has agreed to extend the current  MassHealth1115 demonstration that otherwise would have expired after June 30, 2022. The temporary extension of the current demonstration is through Sept 30, 2022  during which CMS and MassHealth will continue to work out the terms for a 5 year extension of the demonstration.

 

 

 

This is a gentle reminder of our June 28th SNAP Coalition meeting from 10 to 11 AM tomorrow.  Here is the 

Just a short reminder about Monday’s Listening Session on Food Security issues with Congressman Jim McGovern, from 10 to 11:30AM. This session is to gather more testimony and recommendations from Massachusetts residents with lived expertise, which will be provided to the White House. 

We had a great Health Care Working Group meeting yesterday- thanks to all those who were able to attend, and to Kathy Melley from Health Care For All for presenting!