Health Care Reform
New proposed legislation:
H.R.6823 - Supporting Positive Outcomes After Release Act
Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA-03) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) have introduced this legislation that would prohibit states from terminating inmates' Medicaid coverage while they are incarcerated, instead allowing states to temporarily suspend such coverage. This would allow individuals to more readily access needed treatment in the critical days and weeks after release.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
President Trump signed this bill into law on December 22, 2017. One of its provisions repeals the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that required all Americans under age 65 to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
Statement from CMS on Medicaid & Community Engagement
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid release a statement to support state efforts to test incentives that make participation in work or other community engagement a requirement for continued Medicaid eligibility.
Trump Administration plans for health care reform
Visit here for the latest health reform laws, proposals, and plans.
21st Century Cures Act
The Senate passes major mental health legislation for the first time in nearly a decade.
Visit here to learn more about the 21st Century Cures Act and its behavioral health provisions.
Bipartisan lawmakers propose wider access to community-based services through Disability Integration Act of 2017, S.910
Bipartisan group in Congress introduces a package of bills (filed independently) to enhance benefits provided through the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.
CMS Releases Guidance on ABLE Accounts
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