House Restores Funding for CommCare Bridge

Last night, the House voted in favor of the consolidated Health & Human Services amendment, which included $25 million for Commonwealth Care Bridge, the health coverage program for legal immigrants who were denied Commonwealth Care coverage beginning in the summer of 2009. This funding will allow the program to continue for the first six months of Fiscal Year 2012, with the possibility of additional funding to fund Bridge through the second half of the fiscal year.

Thank you to Representatives Cabral and Toomey for their leadership on this issue, and to Representatives Balser, Basile, Brady, Brownsberger, Canavan, Coakley-Rivera, Devers, Forry, Fox, Henriquez, Khan, Malia, O’Day, Provost, Rushing , Sanchez, Sannicandro, Sciortino, Smizik, and Straus for their support.

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