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Actived: Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Medicaid Pharmaceutical State Laws and Policies
The discount is described by the Medicaid agency as "an average of 25% savings off retail drug prices." (Passed House and Senate; signed by governor 5/25/01 as Public Law Chapter 293) Notes: 1) Program Description Online; 2) Federal court decisions of 2/25/02 and 12/24/02 affect this law. ME Executive regulation (2001)
State Employee Health Benefits, Insurance and Costs
With state and local governments employing over 7.4 million full-time workers throughout the U.S., public employee benefits like health insurance coverage are of great importance to the state policymakers All 50 states provide health insurance coverage for their state employees, however, the extent of coverage, who is eligible to enroll, and employer versus employee premium contributions vary
Chart of Federal Nutrition Programs
Provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs Department of Aging; Department of Agriculture; Department of Health; Department of Human Service
Restrictions on Use of Public Assistance Electronic
A t least 37 states issue Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits through electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards.. Generally speaking, the EBT cards are used to distribute welfare cash benefits function like any other debit card. They can be used at any retail establishment that accepts debit cards and can withdraw cash.