Massachusetts Medicaid Waiver For State Health Insurance Law Extended

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CMS on Monday announced that it has granted Massachusetts a third extension on a Medicaid waiver that would allow the state to divert $385 million in federal funds for the program towards funding for the state's new health care law, the AP/Boston Globe reports. The current waiver would have expired on June 30, but the renewal extends it an additional two weeks to Aug. 11.


According to the AP/Globe, the state Legislature is in the midst of developing legislation that would require employers to cover an additional $130 million in costs under the health care plan, and both chambers are expected to work out a resolution by midnight on Thursday (AP/Boston Globe, 7/28).

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