On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders presided over a public listening session on the Commonweath’s plans to reform MassHealth, shifting from a fee-for-service model toward accountable care organizations (ACOs). Shira Schoenberg of MassLive.com covered the listening session in her article “Baker administration plans overhaul of $15 billion MassHealth system.” Colin A. Young of the State House News Service also covered the listening session in an article published by media outlets including The Berkshire Eagle, The Daily News of Newburyport, The Telegram & Gazette, and WWLP-22News.
Both articles quoted MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn, who spoke about the importance of ensuring that the needs of people experiencing homelessness inform the MassHealth reform process.
For more information about MHSA’s advocacy related to MassHeath reform and the integration of housing and health care, please contact Caitlin Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-367-6447 ext. 28.