Massachusetts cuts its health coverage by $115 million

Boston Globe, June 24, 2009

Overseers of Massachusetts' healthcare program made their first cuts as they trimmed $115 million, or 12%, from Commonwealth Care, which subsidizes premiums for needy residents and is the centerpiece of a 2006 law. The board of the Connector Authority made the cuts as officials confronted the state budget crisis and a surge in enrollment by the recently unemployed. The largest share of the savings will come from slowing enrollment.


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