INSURE MARKET INSTABILITY LOOMS AS THREAT, BAKER SAYS IN LETTER
By Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 19, 2017...After the U.S. House narrowly passed legislation he describes as a "significant threat" to Massachusetts from a fiscal and coverage standpoint, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday wrote to three U.S. Senate committees to urge them to stabilize insurance markets as they consider health care reform and avoid shifting Medicaid costs to the states.
The House bill, Baker wrote in his latest letter, would result in the loss of coverage for "thousands" of people in Massachusetts and state government would lose $1 billion in federal revenue supports beginning in 2020. "I urge the Senate not to pass any bill that threatens the loss of existing health care coverage or makes it more unaffordable for Americans," Baker wrote.
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