This report, done in partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, summarizes key health care funding allocations in this state legislation, which appropriates close to $4 billion, including $2.55 billion in funding directly from ARPA. Chapter 102 invests money from ARPA in many areas, including housing, infrastructure, education, and economic development. Health services received $950 million in the law, with funding for physical health, behavioral health, long-term care services, and public health initiatives. The report provides a high-level overview of state funding allocations in these health and health care related areas and is intended to be an educational resource for advocates, providers, program administrators, and other interested stakeholders to understand state allocation of health care funding made available through ARPA.
Health Care in the ARPA Bill: Selected Highlights from Chapter 102 of the Acts of 2021
Testimony to support employment of formerly incarcerated individuals and people on transitional assistance in microbusinesses
Policy Director Phineas Baxandall delivers testimony in support for H.2811, “An Act to establish the micro business employee training and workforce development program.”
How Will We Spend Fair Share Dollars? Competing Proposals Highlight Needs and Opportunities
Fiscal Year 2024, which starts in July 2023, is the first state budget to include Fair Share dollars, and the Governor’s, House, and Senate budget proposals differ in how they would spend Fair Share funds. How do their priorities compare?
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