MassHealth: It's Good for Business - Ten Facts the Employer Community Should Know About the Massachusetts Medicaid Program

June 26, 2005

This report provides new perspectives about the importance of MassHealth for the state's business community and, in particular, explains how a strong MassHealth program benefits employers. MassHealth is a major source of health insurance for low-wage workers, covering more than 400,000 employed people and their families. It is a major reason why Massachusetts has a relatively low percentage of people without insurance, and program expansions have helped reduce the costs of uncompensated care, which is financed in part by the business community. Adequate funding for MassHealth also helps minimize provider cost-shifting to employers.