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MassHealth Family Assistance

4000-0880

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY17 $340,770,913 $333,308,169
FY16 $264,271,322 $253,769,135
FY15 $214,702,551 $204,795,301
FY14 $235,217,393 $222,766,943
FY13 $229,359,923 $213,894,591
FY12 $238,706,956 $218,925,814
FY11 $243,675,587 $217,106,647
FY10 $235,473,228 $205,717,702
FY09 $244,012,342 $211,100,000
FY08 $161,724,594 $137,978,838
FY07 $121,674,216 $100,095,712
FY06 $34,309,654 $27,509,997
FY05 $81,673,611 $63,103,326
FY04 $119,638,771 $89,740,000
FY03 $84,158,286 $61,764,000
FY02 $71,718,684 $51,500,000
FY01 $62,295,953 $43,955,352
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for MassHealth Family Assistance
225.7%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • In FY15, $30.9 million shifted from MassHealth Premium Assistance (4000-0890) to Small Business Premium Assistance (4000-0885).
  • 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.

The MassHealth Family Assistance program provides health insurance coverage for children with family incomes to 300 percent of the federal poverty level and young adults (ages 19-20) up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level who are not eligible for MassHealth Standard.

Generally, children are eligible for the MassHealth Family Assistance plan if they have family incomes above 150 percent of the federal poverty level and up to 300 percent. If the family has other health insurance, the program may pay part of the premium costs. If the family does not have private insurance, children enroll directly in a MassHealth plan, usually a managed care plan, and pay a sliding scale premium charge based on income. Coverage is not quite as comprehensive as MassHealth Standard.

Family Assistance is also available for some low-income adults, as well as some people with HIV.

MassHealth policy changes sometimes result in program and funding shifts among MassHealth line items in the state budget. Use caution when comparing these line items from year to year.

Updated, March 2015

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY18 Leg $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY18 Sen $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY18 SWM $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY18 Hou $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY18 HWM $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY18 Gov $526,812,502 $526,812,502
FY17 $340,770,913 $333,308,169

Notes

  • In FY15, $30.9 million shifted from MassHealth Premium Assistance (4000-0890) to Small Business Premium Assistance (4000-0885).
  • 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.