The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in March 2021, includes many provisions specific to state healthcare policy and programs. This issue brief, developed for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts, examines ARPA’s impact on the Massachusetts healthcare system – MassHealth coverage and services, subsidized health insurance through the Health Connector, healthcare workforce issues, and more – and poses questions for policy makers to consider in trying to create long-lasting impact from these time-limited funding boosts.
Impact of the American Rescue Plan Act on the Massachusetts Healthcare System
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