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Health & Human Services Committee Letters

March 06, 2018

NGA Comments on the Proposed Rule on the Definition of "Employer" under Section 3(5) of ERISA-Association Health Plans (RIN 1210-AB85)

Letter from NGA Health and Human Services Committee Chair Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Vice Chair Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on the Department’s proposed rule on Association Health Plans.


November 29, 2017

CHIP, Community Health Center Fund

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Brown) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to reach an agreement by the end of the year so that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Center Fund are both fully funded.


June 26, 2017

Senate Health Reform Legislation

Letter (from Governor Terry McAuliffe and Governor Charlie Baker) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell requesting Congress allow governors adequate time to review any health reform legislation.


May 11, 2017

CHIP Reauthorization

Letter (from Governor McAuliffe and Governor Baker) to Chairman Orrin Hatch, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman Greg Walden and Representative Frank Pallone urging them to act to extend federal support for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.


April 24, 2017

Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSR)

Letter (from National Governors Association Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison) to House and Senate leadership requesting Congress to fully fund the CSRs for FY 2017 and FY 2018 through the upcoming continuing resolution.


January 24, 2017

Health Care Reform

Letter (from Chair and Vice Chair of the National Governors Association) in response to Representative McCarthy’s request for feedback for potential changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.


October 24, 2016

Medicare Part B

Letter (from Governor Shumlin and Governor Baker) asking Congressional leadership to fix the Medicare Part B increases for 2017.


June 21, 2016

Opioid Addiction

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Hassan) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to provide sufficient resources to states in order for them to continue the work they have begun to combat the opioid crisis.


March 02, 2016

Medicaid Managed Care

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Hassan) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concerning a proposed rule to overhaul regulations governing Medicaid managed care.