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Massachusetts plans on expanding its Masshealth program aiding low income adults and children

Massachusetts plans on expanding its Masshealth program aiding low income adults and children

 

Medicaid Expansion Accepted by Massachusetts

Medicaid Expansion in Massachusetts , Massachusetts is one of the first states in the country to implement  a state based Healthcare Reform under governor Romney. It also has had the lowest numbers of uninsured citizen for a state its size in terms of uninsured individuals. Currently there is an estimated 108,000 individuals in Massachusetts that are uninsured, and would be eligible to receive Medicaid, as part of the Medicaid Expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act. Once the state implement the Medicaid Expansion program, 88,000 individuals of the 108,000 would be new enrollees based on eligibility, and the 21,000 would have all ready eligible but now may join the program.. Massachusetts has one of the lowest numbers of uninsured individuals in the country.

Massachusetts Medicaid program is known as Mass Health.  MassHealth is the name that Massachusetts uses to refer to its Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program.

How much would it Cost Massachusetts to implement Medicaid Expansion.

Massachusetts is estimated to save between $628 million and $1.3 billion through 2019 of the Medicaid Expansion. Due to the low number of individuals that would be new enrollees to the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, the savings are an estimated 1.0% and 2.1% of the cost burden Massachusetts would spend on  Medicaid Expansion during that timeframe without the expansion.

 

 Masshealth Information & Resources

MassHealth
♦ Information: 1-888-665-9993 (TTY: 1-888-665-9997)
♦ Application download: Medical Benefit Request
♦ Customer service: 1-800-841-2900 (TTY: 1-800-497-4648)
♦ MassHealth account info: My Account Page Virtual Gateway or 1-888-665-9993
♦ Other: MassHealth Contact Us Information

 

State Centers for Medicaid

Need Application Forms, or information on your states Medicaid Application guideline. Please visit our State Centers for Medicaid Page with links to Applications, and Contact information for specific states.

 

Massachusetts Healthcare Medicaid Expansion 

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