Category: General Health Equity Briefing

Health Equity Briefing

February 28, 2024

In Person

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m.
Room 428, State House

Sens. Miranda and Payano, Reps. Garcia and Williams, Michael Curry of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Amie Shei of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts and Carlos Cappas of the Lynn Community Health Center speak at a legislative briefing on a sweeping bill to bolster health equity, including by expanding MassHealth coverage for eligible people regardless of immigration status, ensuring payment parity for telehealth services for primary care and chronic disease management, providing additional funding to safety-net hospitals and community-based providers, growing the health care workforce, and diversifying state agencies. The proposals (H 1250 / S 799) remain under review by the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. Sen. Friedman, committee co-chair, indicated last month the package may not remain fully intact.

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