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

Public Charge Webinar - 
A sobering reminder of the latest threat to the Affordable Care Act...5th Circuit decision imminent
This is an update on public charge from Protecting Immigrant Families -Massachusetts.  
 
Highlights: 

August 1, 2019  MLRI Health Update

Health Highlights in the FY 2020 Budget approved July 31, 2019

Child support? How is that a health issue?  Read on & please consider calling your House Rep to support the Senate language on medical child support in the Supp budget. 
 
EOHHS had launched an initiative to create a more coherent way for people to get behavioral health services.
 

I'm happy to announce that a new MLRI Advocacy Guide on ConnectorCare is now available as a pdf online or for purchase as a book from MCLE.

The Senate Ways & Means Committee came out with its budget bill yesterday for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2019, MLRI's preliminary analysis is posted here:    
See forwarded notice from MassHealth (including powerpoint) about a presentation on establishing eligibility for MassHealth on the basis of disability.  This is often a confusing process especially for people who do not yet have a determination of disability from Social Security, and also for disabled adults who may be eligible for CommonHealth but for whom MassHealth must separately process their application in two different systems: first the applications are processed in the HIX system to see if applicants may be eligible for MassHealth S
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