... Baker suggests structure to shed light on purpose of legal fees paid by Legislature ...... Mass Home Care says Senate health care bill proposes largest funding cut in program's 43-year history ...... After saying he planned to stay on, Attleboro mayor-elect Rep. Heroux plans to resign his House seat ...... Baker says current English language learning law working well for thousands in Massachusetts ...... Contraception bill was good opportunity for Mass. to "send a message" to others, Baker says ...... Sen. Chandler to Gov. Baker at contraception bill signing: "Thank you so much for supporting our work" ...... Women "we will never know about" will make family planning choice thanks to new law, Rep. Haddad says ...... Veteran Rep. Kaufman, 70, of Lexington, will not seek re-election in 2018 ...... Home care bill heads back to Baker with workers still concerned about their own privacy considerations ...... MTF releases look at health care trust funds ...
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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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