Massachusetts program changes in attempt to restrain costs

March 2008
State Health Watch;Mar2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p11
The article reports on the changes in Commonwealth Care, a program for low-income people introduced by the Massachusetts' Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority to reduce the cost of healthcare insurance in 2008. It is noted that bid specifications will possibly direct the insurers that administer the program to reduce provider payments. The authority, however, postponed a decision on a proposal to increase copayments and other costs for patients whose income is above the poverty level.


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