healthcare costs

Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump speaks with WAMC in 2014.
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     Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump released an audit Monday that flagged problems with how the state’s health insurance program for the poor paid claims for behavioral health services.  The people who run the state’s Medicaid program dispute the audit’s conclusions.

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In an article recently published by the Wall Street Journal, Massachusetts is the state with  the highest per-capita expenditure on healthcare, with the average individual paying more than $9,200 a year on health care costs. Expenses taken into account include emergency care, physician visits, nursing home care, prescription drugs, dental care, and other categories.