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lynn nicholas

A trust fund for new Medicaid funding

Massachusetts continues to expand health care access, improve care delivery, and address its cost — all good news. And there’s more positive health care news on the horizon — provided we take advantage of the opportunity.

In 2014, the federal government will send hundreds of millions of dollars to Massachusetts to help pay for an expansion of Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Care Act. How we use those Medicaid funds will influence whether the state will have the financial resources to sustain that expansion over time.

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