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MassHealth Defense Rally

Rally together to save health care for children, seniors, low-income adults, and people with disabilities  

Thursday, March 28, 2002
Nurses Hall, State House

MassHealth provides health coverage to approximately 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children in the Commonwealth. This includes nursing home care, health coverage for low-income and unemployed individuals, prescription drugs, and prenatal care.

  • MassHealth is key to maintaining a stable health care system
  • MassHealth brings the state billions of federal dollars that we can’t afford to lose
  • MassHealth ensures that almost all children in Massachusetts have quality health care
  • MassHealth improves the health of families and communities across the Commonwealth

The Legislature has projected a $2 billion deficit for the coming fiscal year and has targeted MassHealth for cuts. Governor Swift has already cut dental care for adults and we need to keep other programs off the chopping block. During difficult times, we need to strengthen our safety net. There are other solutions for balancing the budget.

Sponsored by the Health Now! Massachusetts, MassHealth Defense Group, Health Care For All, Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled, Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and Greater Boston Legal Services
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For more information, contact Health Care For All or link to
Aileen Richmond, 617-275-2911,
Karla Fortunato, 617-275-2928,


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