SFY2021 Budget for MassHealth and Other Health Reform Programs

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This budget brief highlights the state fiscal year (SFY) 2021 budget – which ran from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 – for MassHealth and other health reform programs. The SFY21 budget was delayed by six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic challenges and fiscal uncertainty. Included within the budget was $18.9 billion designated for health care coverage programs and related operational expenses. This brief provides an analysis of spending in the SFY2021 budget associated with MassHealth and other health care coverage and health reform activities, as well as a summary of new initiatives included in the SFY2021 budget that are expected to impact MassHealth program spending.