This is an urgent call for action to support HB 251. Read below for details.
HB 251 Create Medicaid buy-in Program for Children with Disabilities (double click the following links to be taken to each document)
TEFRA Info TEFRA Policy Brief HB 251
Hearing on Jan 30th at 3:00 pm in Room 152 for Human Service Committee
The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) [Pub. L. 97-248, Sec. 134], passed by Congress in 1982, includes an option for states to create an additional pathway to Medicaid for children, birth to age 18:
- Who have family incomes that are too high to qualify for Medicaid and;
- Whose medical, mental, and emotional health needs are described by the child hood listing of impairments on the Social Security website, https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/ChildhoodListings.htm *2
- Who also require an institutional level of care, but can be cared for at home, rather than in an institution.
Email or call with your comments to:
Review the list of committee members below. Locate your local representative to send an email and call requesting member to rise in support of HB 251.
Attend and Testify at hearing on Jan 30th at 3pm in Room 152.
Email subject line: Rise in support of HB 251
Please rise in support for HB 251 to ensure children with physical or developmental disabilities are provided with medical, habilitative, and rehabilitative services at an early age to prevent or reduce their future need for services.
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Human Service Committee Members
|Dennis R Lenz (R) HD 53||Chair||Billings||Dennis.Lenz@mtleg.gov||406-671-7052|
|Edward Buttrey (R) HD 21||Vice Chair||Great Falls||Ed.Buttrey@mtleg.gov||406-452-6460|
|Jessica Karjala (D) HD 48||Vice Chair||Billings||Jessica.Karjala@mtleg.gov||406-672-8681|
|Kim Abbott (D) HD 83||Member||Helena||Kim.Abbott@mtleg.gov||406-439-8721|
|Jade Bahr (D) HD 50||Member||Billings||Jade.Bahr@mtleg.gov||406-855-7123|
|Barbara Bessette (D) HD 24||Member||Great Falls||Barbara.Bessette@mtleg.gov||406-403-5656|
|David Dunn (R) HD 9||Member||Kalispell||David.Dunn@mtleg.gov||406-212-3479|
|Mary Ann Dunwell (D)HD 84||Member||Helena||MaryAnn.Dunwell@mtleg.gov||406-461-5358|
|Lola Galloway (R) HD 22||Member||Great Falls||Lola.Sheldon-Galloway@mtleg.gov||406-720-4721|
|Kathy Kelker (D) HD 47||Member||Billings||Kathy.Kelker@mtleg.gov||406-652-6716|
|Forrest Mandeville (R)HD 57||Member||Columbus||Forrest.Mandeville@mtleg.gov||406-690-1933|
|Terry Moore (R) HD 54||Member||Billings||Terry.Moore@mtleg.gov||406-671-5393|
|Gordon Pierson (D) HD 78||Member||Deer Lodge||Gordon.Pierson@mtleg.gov|
|Vince Ricci (R) HD 55||Member||Laurel||Vince.Ricci@mtleg.gov||406-855-9153|
|Walt Sales (R) HD 69||Member||Manhattan||Walt.Sales@mtleg.gov||406-282-7435|
|Barry Usher (R) HD 40||Member||Billings||Barry.Usher@mtleg.gov||406-252-2888|
|Peggy Webb (R) HD 43||Member||Billings||Webb4house@gmail.com||406-248-1953|
|Tom Welch (R) HD 72||Member||Dillon||Tom.Welch@mtleg.gov||406-683-4811|
|Thomas Winter (D) HD 96||Member||Missoula||Tom.Winter@mtleg.gov||406-763-1805|