A few provisions of the Governor’s budget deserve a closer examination given the amount of taxpayer money that is being spent.
The Administration is feeling the heat with the increase in Medicaid (MassHealth) spending. Without a doubt something needs to be done-as spending now accounts for almost 40% of the overall budget. That’s less money for schools, for cops, and for roads.
I, among others, think the Administration is being too optimistic on how much they can save by tweaking things on the edges. Will they really get almost $10 billion from rebidding Medicaid contracts?