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

It's not too late to sign up for the annual Immigrants & Public Benefits Training tomorrow. You can sign up on line today or at the door tomorrow.  

Thursday March 6, 2014 

9:30am – 4:00pm 

LOCATION: Mass. Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) 

10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing) 

Here is a link to the  income guidelines for MassHealth effective March 1st.

There are two charts.  The first from MLRI includes a couple of new features.  

Here is a training announcement for the February 27th Basic Benefits Training on Elder Benefits.  Plenty of room for new enrollment.

The latest news from the Health Connector & MassHealth- coverage in Commonwealth Care and Medical Security Plan extended to June 30; temporary coverage for people who applied for subsidized insurance in January 2014 and a "fast path" for people with unsubsidized insurance slated to end on March 31

Due to reports of bad weather for tomorrow the Feb 13 film screening has been POSTPONED
To RSVP for new date, follow this link

Tomorrow the Governor releases his proposed budget for the next fiscal year.  Meanwhile, the health coverage landscape gets ever more confusing. Attached and reprinted below is our best effort to describe the Jan 1 transition with links to information from MassHealth & the Connector providing more information & identification of some of the advocacy issues presented by clients and patients to date.

MLRI’s Mid January Eligibility & Enrollment Update

MassHealth has sent out notices to people now enrolled in Basic and Essential as  well as some people now in Comm. Care or the Health Safety Net about their coverage changing to MassHealth CarePlus on Jan. 1.
The Connector has posted more information on 2014Transitions  here:

See this December 13, 2013 update, from Heath Care for All's blog.

The Connector released a fact sheet (attached) describing the extension of Comm. Care to March 31 for those currently enrolled who have not yet completed the reapplication for ConnectorCare & are not automatically switching over to MassHealth on Jan 1.
We're also passing on some info that may help you calculate  MAGI income for your patients & clients: 
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