MA: Senate bill would shame employers with most workers on MassHealth

Boston Globe: Many big employers should brace for some public shaming, if a measure in a new state Senate health-care bill becomes law.
Senators tucked a provision in the bill that would require an annual report identifying the 50 employers with the highest number of workers who get publicly subsidized health insurance.

The measure received almost immediate pushback last week from Associated Industries of Massachusetts, which referred to it as a “Name and Shame” list in a memo to members. AIM spokesman Chris Geehern says this provision feels gratuitous, like a cheap shot.

Geehern noted that companies whose employees are heavy users of MassHealth will pay the bulk of a $200 million-plus assessment enacted over the summer to help cover shortfalls in the state’s budget-busting Medicaid program.

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