Massachusetts Health care consumes 43% of planned state budget | Heart and Vascular Health |

Massachusetts health care policy makers goal was to first provide universal coverage and THEN to rein in costs.  The first goal has been achieved. The second goal will be difficult, painful, uncertain and consequential


Between the Medicaid program, subsidized insurance under the 2006 health care access reform law, and investments in state employee health insurance and public health programs, health care spending this fiscal year is on pace to rise to 43% of the overall state budget.