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, Other Health Care Organizations Send Letter to Senate and House Leaders Requesting Legislation to Protect Medicaid Coverage for Key Populations

In MHPA’s ongoing effort to support health plans, states and providers who are working to protect vital Medicaid coverage for millions of beneficiaries at the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, MHPA and several other health care organizations requested Congress swiftly consider and pass legislation that protects Medicaid coverage for key populations, including pregnant individuals on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), children covered by Medicaid and CHIP, eligible justice-involved individuals 30 days prior to release, and Americans residing in states that have yet to expand Medicaid and lack access to health insurance.

Read the letter here.

MHPA, Other Health Care Organizations Send Letter to Senate and House Leaders Reiterating Need for 120 Days’ Prior Notice to Wind Down of FMAP & MOE Continuous Eligibility Provisions

In our continuing effort to support health plans, states, and providers who are working to ensure Medicaid enrollees avoid dangerous or unnecessary gaps in coverage and care, MHPA and several other health care organizations requested Congress provide at least 120 days’ prior notice before unwinding the FMAP and Maintenance of Effort provisions included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Read the letter here.

MHPA Engages with the House Republican Healthy Future Task Force Treatments Subcommittee as it Develops Strategies to Improve Access to Medical Innovation

In response to the Healthy Future Task Force – Treatments Subcommittee’s Request for Information, MHPA shared its members’ perspective on issues related to innovative payment solutions for expensive curative therapies in Medicare and Medicaid.

Read the letter here.

MHPA Engages with the House Republican Healthy Future Task Force as it Develops Strategies to Modernize the American Health Care System

In response to the Healthy Future Task Force – Modernization Subcommittee’s Request for Information, MHPA shared its members’ perspective on issues related to telehealth-expansion during the COVID-19 public health emergency and the impact that expansion had on Medicaid beneficiaries.

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MHPA, NAMD, Other Health Care Organizations Send Letter to Senate and House Leaders Requesting 120 Days’ Prior Notice to Wind Down of FMAP & MOE Continuous Eligibility Provisions

In an effort to support health plans, states, and providers who are working to ensure Medicaid enrollees avoid dangerous or unnecessary gaps in coverage and care, MHPA, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), and several other health care organizations requested Congress provide 120 days’ prior notice to any change to the current Medicaid continuous coverage requirement and availability of the enhanced 6.2 percentage point federal match for the Medicaid program included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Read the letter here.

MHPA Sends Letter to Senate and House Leaders on Potential Wind Down of FMAP & MOE Continuous Eligibility Provisions

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) sent a letter to Senate and House Leaders this week urging Congress to proceed with caution if considering a wind down of the enhanced Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP) and Maintenance of Effort (MOE) continuous eligibility provisions, which were included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Read the letter here.

MHPA, Health Care Organizations Urge Congressional Leaders to Prioritize Strengthening Medicaid

Medicaid Health Plans of America, as part of the Partnership for Medicaid, wrote a letter to Congressional Leaders urging them to prioritize policy proposals to strengthen Medicaid and ensure its stability for underrepresented populations who rely on the program.

Read the letter here.

MHPA, Health Care Organizations Address Medicaid Reconciliation Priorities to Senate and House Leaders

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) joined a group of health care organizations in sending a letter to Senate and House Leadership, addressing their reconciliation priorities for Medicaid.

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MHPA Responds to RFI Request from Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus

MHPA writes a letter to the co-chairs of the Congressional Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Caucus in response to their Request for Information (RFI).

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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.

Read the letter here.

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.

Read the letter here.

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.

Read the letter here.

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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