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Commonwealth Care Trust Fund and Related Programs

1595-5819

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $109,506,838 $109,506,838
FY17 $40,981,415 $40,083,939
FY16 $58,039,277 $55,732,786
FY15 $143,042,820 $136,442,242
FY14 $587,440,608 $556,346,393
FY13 $922,473,003 $860,272,286
FY12 $943,170,359 $865,011,822
FY11 $945,055,012 $842,011,822
FY10 $843,241,128 $736,685,136
FY09 $1,326,426,784 $1,147,518,571
FY08 $1,225,853,162 $1,045,863,158
FY07 $943,532,188 $776,200,000
FY06 $0 $0
FY05$0$0
FY04$0$0
FY03$0$0
FY02$0$0
FY01$0$0
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Commonwealth Care Trust Fund and Related Programs
91.1%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Line items that start with 1595- are typically referred to as "operating transfers." Operating transfers provide funding to supplement other sources of revenue for off-budget trusts.
  • In FY14, in order to support expanded Commonwealth Care coverage, $94 million in revenue that was previously off-budget in the Medical Security Program was deposited directly into the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, and the operating transfer into the Trust was accordingly reduced. Use caution in comparing the FY14 operating transfer into the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund with prior years' transfers.
  • Funding for the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund has been through an operating transfer from the General Fund into the trust, and starting in FY09, there was additional funding from a "pre-budget transfer" of a portion of revenue from cigarette taxes. In FY16, the total includes a reduction of $110,000,000 that is expected to be returned to the General Fund because of reduced costs to the Trust.
  • Funding for MassHealth and related health reform programs often shifts among line item appropriations and special trust funds from year to year, so it is helpful to look at total funding, rather than at individual line items to get a sense of funding over time. In many years, the Administration has also been allowed to transfer funding among the MassHealth program line items without additional legislative approval. This means that there may be a meaningful difference between the budgeted amount and actual spending for individual line items, and that funding budgeted for one line item is ultimately spent in another.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $109,506,838 $109,506,838
FY18 Leg $109,506,838 $109,506,838
FY18 Sen $119,104,830 $119,104,830
FY18 SWM $119,104,830 $119,104,830
FY18 Hou $119,104,830 $119,104,830
FY18 HWM $119,104,830 $119,104,830
FY18 Gov $104,104,830 $104,104,830
FY17 $40,981,415 $40,083,939

Notes

  • Line items that start with 1595- are typically referred to as "operating transfers." Operating transfers provide funding to supplement other sources of revenue for off-budget trusts.
  • In FY14, in order to support expanded Commonwealth Care coverage, $94 million in revenue that was previously off-budget in the Medical Security Program was deposited directly into the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, and the operating transfer into the Trust was accordingly reduced. Use caution in comparing the FY14 operating transfer into the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund with prior years' transfers.
  • Funding for the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund has been through an operating transfer from the General Fund into the trust, and starting in FY09, there was additional funding from a "pre-budget transfer" of a portion of revenue from cigarette taxes. In FY16, the total includes a reduction of $110,000,000 that is expected to be returned to the General Fund because of reduced costs to the Trust.
  • Funding for MassHealth and related health reform programs often shifts among line item appropriations and special trust funds from year to year, so it is helpful to look at total funding, rather than at individual line items to get a sense of funding over time. In many years, the Administration has also been allowed to transfer funding among the MassHealth program line items without additional legislative approval. This means that there may be a meaningful difference between the budgeted amount and actual spending for individual line items, and that funding budgeted for one line item is ultimately spent in another.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.