MHPA Takes Its Efforts to Capitol Hill

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, Health Care Organizations Urge Senate and House Leaders to Pursue a Long-Term Solution to Ensure Medicaid Recipients Receive a Year of Postpartum Coverage

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) joined a group of health care organizations in sending a letter to Senate and House Leadership, urging Congress to use the upcoming reconciliation legislation to pursue a long-term solution that ensures all individuals who rely on Medicaid for pregnancy-related care have access to this coverage for a full year postpartum.

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MHPA, Health Care Organizations Ask Senate Leadership to Include State Option for 12 Months’ Continuous Eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP Enrollees in Reconciliation Package

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) joined a group of health care organizations in sending a letter to House Leadership, urging Congress to include a state option for 12 months’ continuous eligibility for all people covered in Medicaid and CHIP in the reconciliation package currently under development.

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MHPA, Health Care Organizations Ask House Leadership to Include State Option for 12 Months’ Continuous Eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP Enrollees in Reconciliation Package

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) joined a group of health care organizations in sending a letter to House Leadership, urging Congress to include a state option for 12 months’ continuous eligibility for all people covered in Medicaid and CHIP in the reconciliation package currently under development.

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MHPA Responds to Request for Information (RFI) from Senate and House Committee Leaders regarding public health insurance option

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) wrote a letter to Congressman Frank Pallone, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Senator Patty Murray, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, in response to their request for information on design considerations for legislation to develop a public health insurance option.

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MHPA Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on Making the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Permanent

MHPA joined approximately 500 organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to make the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) permanent.

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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).

Read the full letter here.

MHPA Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on Postpartum Medicaid Care

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.

Read the full letter here.

MHPA Signs Partnership for Medicaid Letter in Support of SAME Act

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.

Read the full letter here.

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.

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MHPA Sends Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee

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.

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Medicaid Working Group Sends Letter to Congress on FMAP “glide path”

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.

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MHPA Sends Letter to 117th Congress

MHPA and our member health plans are committed to working with you and your staff to further strengthen the Medicaid program and its federal-state partnership during this important time in our nation’s history.

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MHPA Sends Letter to Biden/Harris Transition Team

MHPA’s letter requests action on several legislative and regulatory priorities in 2021 for the new Administration.

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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.

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MHPA Urges Swift Passage of H.R. 4995 & H.R. 4996

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.

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MHPA Letter to Congress Outlining Priorities for Remainder of 116th Congress

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.

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MHPA Sends Letter to House in Support of Medicaid FMAP Provision

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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MHPA Joins MIND Act Support Letter Sent to Congressional Leadership

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. 

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Legislative Proposals to Address COVID-19 Impact on Long-term Services and Supports

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.

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MHPA Joins Health Care Coalition Letter on FMAP

MHPA joins with 19 other health care organizations representing consumers, providers, and other stakeholders to call on Congress for an additional Medicaid FMAP increase.
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MHPA Applauds the House for Prioritizing Medicaid in ‘Phase 4’ COVID-19 Legislation

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.

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