40001405 - MassHealth Essential

Account Description FY2009
4000-1405 MassHealth Essential
For the operation of a program of preventive and primary care for chronically unemployed persons who are not receiving unemployment insurance benefits and who are not eligible for medical assistance but who are determined by the executive office of health and human services to be long-term unemployed; provided, that such persons shall meet the eligibility requirements of the MassHealth program established in section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that persons eligible under subsection (7) of section 16D of said chapter 118E shall also be eligible to receive benefits under this item; provided further, that the income of such persons shall not exceed 100 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that said eligibility requirements shall not exclude from eligibility persons who are employed intermittently or on a non-regular basis; provided further, that the provision of care to such persons under this program may, taking into account capacity, continuity of care, and geographic considerations, be restricted to certain providers; provided further, that the secretary may limit or close enrollment if necessary in order to ensure that expenditures from this item do not exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided further, however, that no such limitation shall be implemented unless the secretary has given 90 days notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years
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