CLASP Supports Pennsylvania’s Medicaid 1115 Waiver

CLASP submitted a public comment in support of Pennsylvania’s request to CMS to amend the commonwealth’s Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver. We specifically lent our insights and expertise in support of the following proposals:

  1. Reentry supports for incarcerated individuals 90 days prior to release;
  2. Housing supports for homeless individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and people reentering society from correctional institutions;
  3. Food and nutrition supports to provide medically tailored meals and address food insecurity impacting pregnancy;
  4. Multi-year continuous coverage for children under 6 years of age.

CLASP supports Pennsylvania’s waiver application, particularly its proposals in support of the commonwealth’s goal to address health-related social needs (HRSN) and ensure consistent health care access for young children.

Read the comment here.