Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Governor's Budget and Health Care in Massachusetts

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The Governor's Budget Proposal for MassHealth 
This budget brief describes the proposals in the Governor's FY13 budget which affect MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs.
The Governor's initiatives are designed to:
  • Promote long-term changes in the health care delivery system
  • Help state health programs implement federal health reform requirements  
  • Improve the administrative capacity of the MassHealth program
In addition, the report describes plans to reduce projected spending by $544.4 million--as well as an effort to tap enhanced federal matching funds worth $45 million in new federal revenues. 
This is the first in a series of reports that will be published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

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