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LIKE HOUSE, SENATE OKAY WITH BAKER PURSUIT OF HEALTH CARE ASSESSMENT

Senate leaders on Tuesday put forward a budget plan that would give Gov. Charlie Baker two options to generate money from the state's employers to pay for rising MassHealth costs stemming from a shift away from employer-sponsored coverage.

Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said that the Senate budget would authorize Baker to choose between implementing a new per employee assessment on companies that don't offer their workers health plans, or increasing an existing fee used to help pay for subsidized insurance plans and medical care for the uninsured.


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