State Budget

The Massachusetts House, Senate and Joint Ways & Means Committees consider all matters relating to the finances of the Commonwealth. MHA educates, collaborates and otherwise works with members of these committees, and advocates on behalf of MHA members, to address state funding issues of concern to the hospital, health system, and healthcare provider communities.  The association closely monitors the state budget process throughout the legislative session.

House Votes on MHA Budget Priority to Restore MassHealth Funding

Posted on 9/18/2017
The Massachusetts House on Wednesday voted to restore the $220 million to MassHealth that Governor Charlie Baker had vetoed out of the $39.4 billion state budget he had signed in July.

Bringing Good Dental Care to Underserved Areas

Posted on 9/18/2017
The Joint Committee on Public Health on Tuesday heard testimony on a bill that would create a new level of dental practice – Advance Dental Hygiene Practitioners (ADHP).

MHA Urges Collective Effort on MassHealth

Posted on 7/31/2017
Governor Baker’s MassHealth reform package, which he coupled with an increase in the per-worker assessment employers pay, suffered a setback last week.

MHA Weighs In On FY2018 Mass. House Budget

Posted on 4/3/2017
With the Massachusetts House’s budget proposal for FY18 expected to be filed the week of April 10, MHA has been on Beacon Hill advocating for a number of priorities on behalf of the hospital community.

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