Report: $1.9 Billion and Rising - Largest Share of MassHealth Dollars Provides a Safety Net for the Growing Number of Members with Disabilities

Friday, June 11, 2004

Report: $1.9 Billion and Rising - Largest Share of MassHealth Dollars Provides a Safety Net for the Growing Number of Members with Disabilities

 

BOSTON - June 11, 2004 - Providing health coverage and services for people with physical and mental disabilities is the largest and fastest growing part of the state's nearly $8 billion Medicaid program, according to a new policy report released today by the non-partisan Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI). The report entitled, "Understanding MassHealth Members with Disabilities," will serve as a focal point of a panel discussion today at the Omni Parker House in Boston. MMPI is affiliated with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.