WHAT'S NEW LEGISLATIVELY & HOT TOPICS ON THE HILL
MHPA is committed to advocating to strengthen and advance Medicaid and quality health care. Take a look at the most recent legislative efforts on Capitol Hill and activities of MHPA's Government Affairs and Policy team
MHPA Sends Letter Urging Senate to Confirm Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon as Assistant Secretary for SAMHSA
MHPA joined several other health care organizations in sending a letter to leadership on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, urging the Senate to confirm Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon as the next Assistant Secretary for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Medicaid Health Plans of America joined several major Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) and Medicaid MCO Trade Associations in sending a letter to Congressional Leaders requesting that Congress pass legislation this year to make permanent the state option for pregnant women to receive Medicaid care for 12 months postpartum.
Today, MHPA with the Partnership for Medicaid – a nonpartisan, nationwide coalition of organizations representing health care clinicians, safety net health plans, and counties – sent a letter to Congress in support of the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act, legislation that would allow states that did not immediately expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) access to the same level of increased federal financial support offered to states that chose to expand immediately.
Partnership for Medicaid Sends Letter to House Subcommittee on Health On Protecting Access to Health Care in U.S. Territories
MHPA and other members of the Partnership for Medicaid write a letter to the leadership of the House Subcommittee on Health, urging the Committee to pass legislation to address longstanding inequities in Medicaid affecting the territories.
MHPA sent a letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership in support of several Medicaid provisions in the recently released legislative recommendations for budget reconciliation. MHPA strongly supports several important provisions in the committee print, as outlined in the letter.
MHPA joined with several leading national organizations on a letter to Congress urging an additional FMAP increase. The letter also urged Congress to pass legislation extending the pandemic-related FMAP for one year after the end of the Public Health Emergency declaration and then stairstep down the COVID related FMAP increase over the three following quarters.
The Partnership for Medicaid Sends Letter to Congress in Support of H.R. 4996, the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (Helping MOMS) Act
The Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) cosigned the Partnership for Medicaid letter send to Congress today in support of H.R. 4996, the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (Helping MOMS) Act. Fourteen members of the Partnership for Medicaid joined MHPA in sending the letter.
The Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) joined with 83 national organizations urging swift passage of the bipartisan Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995) and the bipartisan Helping MOMS Act of 2020 (H.R. 4996) this year.
Today MHPA sent a detailed request to leaders in the House and Senate outlining the priorities for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations for the remainder of the 116th Congress. The letter, addressed to Speaker Pelosi, House Minority Leader McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer, emphasizes the importance of an increase in the Medicaid FMAP, as well the Helping MOMS Act and Medicaid-related extenders.
MHPA sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi thanking the House for once again prioritizing additional Medicaid funding in their COVID stimulus legislation, the Heroes Act 2.0.
The Partnership for Medicaid Sends Letter to Senate Leadership Advocating for Medicaid Provisions in any Future COVID Package
As one of the 15 members of the Partnership for Medicaid, MHPA joined in a letter sent to Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer urging Congress to build upon existing efforts to raise the federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) a further 5.8% to at least 12%. The coalition also requested additional funding and instructions to provide relief for Medicaid providers during this challenging time.
MHPA Sends Letter to Senate Leadership Urging for an FMAP Increase and Additional Measures to Help Ease Challenges during COVID Pandemic
Today, MHPA sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer encouraging support of several Medicaid policy proposals — including an FMAP increase — to address the severe health care and economic issues that continue to plague our country caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
MHPA Joins 100+ Organizations in Sending a Letter to Congressional Leadership Asking for Support of an Enhanced FMAP and Rescinding MFAR
MHPA joined with more than 100 organizations in sending a letter to Congressional leadership advocating on behalf of states, territories, counties, cities and towns in support of an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for the Medicaid program in the next bipartisan COVID relief bill.
MHPA was among one of the 85 groups which sent a letter to House and Senate leaders recognizing the positive recent actions taken by Congress and the Administration to address mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) care during this unprecedented time, but encouraged further action be taken to include another provision on the MIND Act.
MHPA joined with a coalition of long-term services and supports (LTSS) stakeholders in writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of the National MLTSS Health Plan Association asking for support for important provisions included in H.R. 6800 (the HEROES Act) needed to address critical LTSS issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Also requested were consideration of additional policy positions not included in H.R. 6800 that would greatly benefit the populations most vulnerable to this virus.
MHPA released the following statement late Friday night in response to the House of Representatives’ passing legislation (H.R. 6800), which includes several MHPA priorities for the next round of coronavirus response legislation.
MHPA sent a letter to Secretary Azar offering recommendations and to encourage taking action to ensure access to care today and in the future for the vulnerable Medicaid and Dually Eligible populations who access care and services through the Medicaid health care delivery system.
MHPA joins with seven other organizations in writing HSS Secretary Azar to urge for the urgency of expeditiously delivery federal financial relief to Medicaid providers and to offer ongoing assistance for future action.
MHPA sent its latest request to Congressional leadership for COVID-19 ‘Phase 4’ legislation. This letter also links to MHPA’s April 1st letter which includes our longer, more detailed list of requests for the next round of COVID-19 legislation.
MHPA joined with other organizations making up the Partnership for Medicaid coalition to send the Medicaid priorities for future COVID-19 legislation.