The Baker administration backs up its argument with a chart that shows a 16-percent increase in full-time workers between 2011 and 2015 who were not on employer-sponsored insurance. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation has launched its own research to pinpoint the reasons for surging MassHealth costs.
By Colin A. Young and Antonio Caban, State House News Service / The Telegram
"I think it's probably premature to do anything to undo the solutions at this point," said Doug Howgate, director of policy and research at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Being 0.2 percent below benchmark for the year, Howgate said, is "not horrible" but revenues are "not doing a whole lot better" or worse than expected.