NEAL WELCOMES MEDICARE AND MEDICAID’S $52.4 BILLION MASSHEALTH RESTRUCTURING WAIVER
(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal, the Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, released the following statement today after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid approved a five year, $52.4 billion waiver for the restructuring of the MassHealth program. Neal is a senior member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee that has jurisdiction over Medicare, Medicaid and the nation’s health care policy.
“Getting this approval from CMS has been one of my top priorities for more than a year. I have had several conversations with Secretary Burwell about this issue and told her the waiver was critically important to both hospitals and patients in Massachusetts. When implemented, our health care delivery system will be transformed, money will be saved, and millions of patients across the state will benefit. In my opinion, today’s announcement is a smart $52 billion investment in our local health care infrastructure,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal.