Association Executive Directors Community

  • 1.  Medicaid Reentry Act Added to Budget Markup - 9/10/21

    National Council Staff
    Posted 09-10-2021 11:38
      |   view attached
    Dear Association Executives - We wanted to let you know that the Medicaid Reentry Act ("ALLOWING FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE UNDER MEDICAID FOR INMATES DURING 30-DAY PERIOD PRECEDING RELEASE") has been added to the budget legislation to be marked up by the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week.

    Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) announced that the "Build Back Better Act" would be considered by the Committee on September 13 and released legislative language containing the Medicaid Reenty Act. See page 79 (of 80) in the attached and at this link - https://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/Subtitle%20G_Medicaid.pdf

    The Medicaid Reentry Act, sponsored by Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and others has been a priority for mental health and substance use providers and the National Council. Other sponsors include: Representatives Mike Turner (R-OH), David Trone (D-MD) and David McKinley (R-WV) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN). We will keep you updated on the progress of this legislation as the budget process moves forward into the fall.

    Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or if additional information on this would be helpful.

    Stephanie Katz
    Director, Federal Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing


    ------------------------------
    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    NealC@TheNationalCouncil.org
    202 748-8793
    ------------------------------

    Attachment(s)



  • 2.  RE: Medicaid Reentry Act Added to Budget Markup - 9/10/21

    Posted 09-10-2021 14:28

    Great news!  Thanks to the National Council and all its members on their outstanding advocacy.  We also have been advocating!

     

    Warmest wishes,

     

    Debbie