Healthcare Financing

The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing considers matters relating to the direct funding of healthcare programs and any other Medicaid or public health assistance matters, fiscal matters relating to healthcare policy, Medicaid, MassHealth, the Uncompensated Care Pool and other related matters. Government underfunding for delivered healthcare services has long been a concern, and MHA is extremely active before this committee, meeting with, educating and engaging committee members to ensure the voice of the hospital, health system, and other healthcare provider community is heard during consideration of legislation moving through this committee. 
SB1682 An Act Providing For 3rd Party Expert Evaluation of Scope of Practice Legislation
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the following bills regarding primary care, behavioral and mental health and professional practice.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong opposition to SB174, “An Act Establishing the Licensure of Interpreters and Oral Transliterators for the Deaf.”
Governor Baker’s MassHealth reform package, which he coupled with an increase in the per-worker assessment employers pay, suffered a setback last week.
The following legislative and administration re-assignments this past week affect the healthcare community.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong support of SB627, “An Act to Promote Transparency in Prescription Drug Prices.
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments on bills that address market performance and oversight of the healthcare entities and the assessment of funding to provide financial support for the healthcare system.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied health care providers, appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong support of HB592 / SB630.


Click on the links below for easy access to important information related to state healthcare issues and advocacy.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts websites below to find information on legislative hearings and other meetings of interest to the healthcare community.
To guide your navigation of the legislative process and assist your advocacy efforts, please visit the following state websites:
MHA has also developed the following documents for your information and benefit: