Massachusetts

  • Exchanges: Massachusetts will run a state-based exchange.
  • Medicaid Expansion: Massachusetts supports Medicaid expansion and will be moving forward with it at this time.
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Massachusetts currently has 209,257 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 18% of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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NEWS OF NOTE
» Associated Press – Patrick signs health care cost containment bill
» 06.28.12 Remarks on the Affordable Care Act Decision
» Boston Business Journal – The Best Primary Care in Mass, and the Worst: Consumer Reports Weighs In
» Modern Healthcare – Mass. Senate Passes Healthcare Payment Reform
» WSJ – Same State, New Stab at Health Care
» Washington Post – Massachusetts Payment-Reform Bill Would Overhaul How Health-Care Providers are Paid

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In Massachusetts, One Study Says Rate Regulation May Equal Price Controls

A new study from the Beacon Hill Institute says “regulatory oversight” of premiums will result in capping services provided by and access to providers. Continue reading

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