Advocacy Correspondence and Comments

Comments

Nov. 25, 2019
Proposed SNAP Rule Comments
Comments on the Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances. Lutheran Services in America urged the agency not to implement this rule that will take away food assistance from vulnerable Americans.
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Sept. 27, 2019
Clinical Social Work Reimbursement Comments
Comments on the rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which would reduce reimbursement rates for clinical social workers. Lutheran Services in America urged CMS to reconsider this rule change.
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Sept. 12, 2019
SNAP Comments
Comments on the Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule, Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Lutheran Services in America urged the agency not to implement this rule that will take away food assistance from vulnerable Americans.
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July 9, 2019
Mixed Status Families and HUD Program
Comments on the “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status Proposed Rule” [Docket No. FR–6124-P-01] published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 10, 2019. Lutheran Services in America is deeply concerned about negative consequences of the proposed rule and urges that it be withdrawn in its entirety.
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March 22, 2019
SNAP Comments
Comments on the Department of Agriculture’s proposed rulemaking on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program requirements and services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). Lutheran Services in America urged the agency not to implement this rule that will take away food assistance from vulnerable Americans.
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Feb. 28, 2019
CMS Medicare Advantage Comments
Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the new special supplemental benefits for the chronically ill under Medicare Advantage. Lutheran Services in America urged CMS to continue to promote flexibility and innovation, support value-based arrangements, ensure sufficient time to adjust to changes, add additional supplemental benefits, and consider allowing more specific targeting.
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Oct. 31, 2018
Public Charge Comments
Comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.  Lutheran Services in America urged the agency to rescind this which would put the health and well-being of millions of people at risk and instead craft policies that allow immigrant children and families to be healthy and safe.
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Letters

Sept. 11, 2019
CMS Medicaid State Block Grant Waivers
Letter to Administrator Seema Verma at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services espressing Lutheran Services in America’s continued opposition to policies that would encourage, invite, or allow states to apply for block grants or per capita caps for their Medicaid programs that would necessitate limiting enrollment or cutting services.
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