HIV Program Eligibility Expansion

Expands MassHealth eligibility for children up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level, increased from the previous 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. • Prevents MassHealth from establishing disability criteria for determining eligibility that is more restrictive than the federal Social Security standards. • Establishes MassHealth eligibility standards for people with HIV at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. • Requires the Office of Medicaid to provide statements of coverage to enrollees and verify coverage to the commissioner of revenue.

Directs MassHealth to increase enrollment in the Family Assistance program for HIV positive individuals by 250 people who were on the waiting list of April 2006.