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. 
After holding three roundtable discussions during the month of August, the Massachusetts Senate and its Millbank Memorial Fund Healthcare Working Group will begin the process of drafting legislation to address healthcare costs and provide more coordi
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.

Resources

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:
  • Directory of Government Officials
  • 2016-2017/2017-2018 State Legislative Package