A Sign of Medicaid Improvements to Come?

In 2006, Massachusetts instituted a plan requiring its residents to have health-insurance coverage, whether from their employer or self-paid. This program is the model for the Affordable Care Act (ACA – also known as “Obamacare”). Two years earlier, the state began a program  to promote coordinated health care and social services for “dual eligibles” – those qualifying for both Medicare and MassHealth (what Medicaid is called in Massachusetts). Called Senior Care Options (SCO), the plan is free to participants – …