Baker to approve fees, fines from employers for MassHealth


Aug 2 2017

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service / WBJournal

In mid-July, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation speculated about the situation that has come to pass. "Should the Legislature reject the Governor's proposed amendment to couple long-term MassHealth reforms with a temporary assessment on employers, the Legislature will need to find $283 million elsewhere ($200 million from the assessment in addition to the $83 million in MassHealth savings) a task that will be difficult on top of the spending reductions already made in Conference," the foundation wrote. "The Legislature's approach to the Governor's proposal will be pivotal to the state's fiscal condition in the months ahead."

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