Medicaid

Medicaid is a shared state and federal program to provide health insurance for poor and disabled residents. Click on the links below to explore MHA’s advocacy and member outreach efforts on federal aspects of Medicaid-related matters.
The House and Senate tax bills now moving to conference committee each contain provisions that are of concern to hospitals.
The U.S. House on Friday passed legislation to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years.
A key Senate Republican, Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) worked this week to show President Donald Trump that the bill Alexander crafted with Democrat Patty Murray (D-Wash.) helps consumers – not insurers – by funding cost-sharing reductions (CSR).
Two big priorities for the Massachusetts healthcare community – preserving the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and stalling Medicaid cuts to disproportionate share hospitals – were helped this week by Congressional action.
MHA is concerned about federal Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funding provided to states to support those hospitals that cover a large percentage of Medicaid recipients.
Republican Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Ranking Democrat Patty Murray (Wash.) were investigating ways to fund the cost-sharing subsidies that help lower-income people afford co-pays and deductibles on health plans they buy through insurance e
The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – through the so called Graham-Cassidy bill – would be, according to analyses from across the political spectrum, devastating to Massachusetts.
This week, the Massachusetts House Congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price urging that the Trump Administration not move forward on proposed cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) f
If the Trump Administration ends the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions that help insurance companies provide lower income people with more affordable plans, premiums for that population would increase 20% in 2018, and the number of uninsu
Early on Friday morning the U.S. Senate voted down the latest effort – termed “skinny repeal” – to dramatically alter the Affordable Care Act.
Another topsy-turvy week in Washington around Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The latest version of the Republican healthcare reform bill that the U.S. Senate leadership released on Thursday would still drastically cut federal Medicaid funding to Massachusetts.
The U.S. Senate Republican leadership was reported to be putting its rewrite of its healthcare reform bill back on the fast track.
06.05.2017  | Correction
Last week’s Monday Report incorrectly identified the interim director of Health Care For All.
One aspect of the opioid crisis that is affecting the hospital community specifically involves patients caught so firmly in the grip of substance use disorder.
The benefits of funding from the National Institutes of Health run from seeding the research that helps cure disease to strengthening the national life sciences sector.
Amy Rosenthal has been named executive director of Health Care for All, effective June 26.
On Tuesday the Trump Administration issued its FY2018 budget proposal that would slash programs covering low-income adults and children, as well as programs funding medical research.
The Massachusetts Senate wrapped up its deliberation on more than 1,000 proposed amendments to its FY2018 budget proposal on Thursday night.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on May 24 issued its analysis of the Republican-drafted American Health Care Act (AHCA) H.R. 1628, which the U.S. House had passed on May 4.

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to information on important federal healthcare matters and MHA’s advocacy, outreach and other work on these issues.

Both of these include links to members list, committees, and legislation and records.