This year, the MassHealth program (the name for Massachusetts' Medicaid program) will provide health insurance for 1.9 million residents: children in low-income households; low-wage workers; elders in nursing homes; people with disabilities; and others with very low incomes who cannot afford insurance. This is more than one-quarter of the Commonwealth's population, including close to one-half of all children. Not surprisingly, such a significant program represents a large share of the state's budget. But how much?
MassBudget explains HERE