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Almost Universal Coverage in Massachusetts: Leading the Nation in Health InsuranceSeptember 16, 2014

Almost everyone in Massachusetts has insurance to help pay for needed health care, thanks to the continued success of state and national health reform efforts. Massachusetts continues to lead the nation when it comes to health insurance coverage, according to data released today by the Census Bureau from its American Community Survey (ACS)

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Balancing Work and Family: The Economic Effects of Earned Paid Sick TimeSeptember 15, 2014

Many workers are responsible for caring for a family. They face daily challenges of being both good parents and hard-working, effective employees. In recent decades, more and more children are growing up in families where all the adults work. Yet, some of our employment policies do not reflect this modern reality. This brief examines challenges faced by working families and the role that earned paid sick time can play in helping families meet those challenges. It also describes the effect of such laws on businesses and the broader economy.

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Analyzing the FY15 Budget for MassHealth and Health Reform ProgramsSeptember 8, 2014

This budget brief summarizes the Fiscal Year 2015 budget for MassHealth and Health Reform Programs. The FY 2015 MassHealth budget covers the first full year of implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. More than half of this funding will be reimbursed by the federal government.

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To participate effectively in our democracy, people need clear and reliable information about policy choices facing the Commonwealth. MassBudget makes that information available to everyone, providing independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues, with particular attention to the effects on low- and middle-income children and adults.

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