Medicare/ Medicaid

Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain healthcare expenses for individuals age 65 or older. MHA monitors prospective and recently implemented changes to Medicare and MassHealth, provides information about how specific aspects of the programs affect care providers, and advocates for fair and equitable implementation of the program. 
09.04.2017  | A Very Busy August
The so-called August policy-making lull has been anything but relaxing for MHA as the association was active over the past two weeks at both the state and federal levels, commenting on the MassHealth waiver amendment, Health Safety Net funding, Medi
As Seniors Get Sicker, They’re More Likely To Drop Medicare Advantage Plans By Fred Schulte When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to keep the doctor who… - Kaiser Health News Online
CMS is proposing massive changes to the 340B drug program that will make prescription drugs more expensive to low-income patients and the safety-net hospitals that serve them.
06.05.2017  | Correction
Last week’s Monday Report incorrectly identified the interim director of Health Care For All.
The benefits of funding from the National Institutes of Health run from seeding the research that helps cure disease to strengthening the national life sciences sector.
On Tuesday the Trump Administration issued its FY2018 budget proposal that would slash programs covering low-income adults and children, as well as programs funding medical research.
Amy Rosenthal has been named executive director of Health Care for All, effective June 26.

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to information on important federal healthcare matters and MHA’s advocacy, outreach and other work on these issues.

Both of these include links to members list, committees, and legislation and records.