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Senate Amendments for Health Care Items

We expect Senate budget debate to begin tomorrow (Wednesday 5/23).

PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY AND ASK HIM/HER TO SUPPORT:

Amendment #605 MassHealth Adult Dental (Sen. Chandler)
Increases the MassHealth budget and includes language to for the partial restoration of some dental procedures, including most fillings.

Amendment #615 MassHealth Outreach Grants (Sen. DiDomenico)
Funds the MassHealth Outreach Grants at $2.5 million.

Amendment #629 MassHealth Continuity of Care Study (Sen. Eldridge)
Requires MassHealth to report to the Legislature on their efforts to do data matching with other state agencies to expedite coverage renewals.

Amendment #633 Relative to Continuity of Care for Families Relying on MassHealth Coverage (Sen. Eldridge)
Improves the MassHealth redeterminaotion processes by allwoing "early renewal opportunit ies" and pre-populated form, as well as codifying the process of allowing SNAP recertifications to count as MassHealth redeterminations.


In addition, Senators Petruccelli and R. Moore filed amendments (#546 and #693) that ACT!! has support in the past which seek to replicate the highly successful comprehensive and affordable MassHealth tobacco cessation benefit in Commonwealth Care and the Group Insurance Commission (GIC). 


Please let Neil Cronin, ncronin@mlri.org know if you have any questions. Thanks for your advocacy!