Click here for a fact sheet with a list of HCFA’s top 2023-2024 legislative priorities
Additional information about each bill is available below.
Making Health Care More Affordable
Rein in Out-of-Pocket Costs and Premiums (HB.1188/SB.735 & HB.944/SB.614)
These bills help families struggling with high-cost, employer-sponsored health insurance by assisting with out-of-pocket costs and strengthening the Division of Insurance review process to rein in rising premiums.
Easing Medical Debt Fact Sheet will be available soon!
Ease the Burden of Medical Debt (HB.284/SB.189)
This bill would prohibit consumer reporting agencies from including medical debt on consumer reports, ensuring that people carrying medical debt do not face additional burdens.
Address High-Cost Hospitals and HPC System Accountability (HB.1189/SB.734)
This bill improves the Health Policy Commission’s ability to hold the state’s highest cost hospitals and health systems accountable for exceeding the cost growth benchmark.
Holding High-Cost Hospitals Accountable Fact Sheet will be available soon!
Making Health Care More Accessible
Expand Access to Maternal Health through Home Visiting (HB.985/SB.762)
This bill makes permanent and expands statewide a universal postpartum home visiting program under the Department of Public Health, as well as requires both MassHealth and private insurance to cover the services provided by this program.
An Act Increasing Access to MassHealth Dental Providers (HB.1236/SB.779) & An Act to Ensure Consumer Cost Protection Under the Dental MLR (HB.1119/SB.676)
These bills provide incentive payment to encourage dental providers in high-need areas to treat MassHealth members and enhance consumer cost protections under the new dental Medical Loss Ratio.