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MassHealth CommonHealth

4000-0430

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY17 $158,508,365 $155,037,096
FY16 $124,440,502 $119,495,216
FY15 $116,491,309 $111,115,925
FY14 $96,164,776 $91,074,613
FY13 $78,455,685 $73,165,557
FY12 $142,225,570 $130,439,637
FY11 $126,259,387 $112,492,813
FY10 $118,349,154 $103,393,987
FY09 $129,346,192 $111,900,000
FY08 $119,064,276 $101,582,264
FY07 $82,865,313 $68,169,435
FY06 $105,631,284 $84,696,753
FY05 $107,715,536 $83,224,049
FY04 $104,187,319 $78,150,000
FY03 $74,594,349 $54,745,000
FY02 $73,988,615 $53,130,000
FY01 $59,683,914 $42,112,325
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for MassHealth CommonHealth
38.1%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • 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.

MassHealth CommonHealth covers children and adults with disabilities with incomes that are too high to qualify for MassHealth Standard.

Children with disabilities and with incomes above 150 percent of the federal poverty level may be eligible for CommonHealth. They can either pay a premium on a sliding scale and receive direct coverage similar to MassHealth Standard, or they can enroll in private insurance, such as a parent’s employer-sponsored plan, and use CommonHealth as supplemental insurance to pay for additional services not covered by the private plan.

Note that MassHealth policy changes sometimes result in program and funding shifts among MassHealth line items in the state budget. For this reason, use caution when comparing these line items from year to year.

Updated, March 2015

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY18 Leg $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY18 Sen $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY18 SWM $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY18 Hou $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY18 HWM $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY18 Gov $164,396,477 $164,396,477
FY17 $158,508,365 $155,037,096

Notes

  • 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.