Massachusetts Medicaid 50th Anniversary Timeline

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Massachusetts Medicaid 50th Anniversary Timeline
Robert W. Seifert, MPA
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jean Sullivan, JD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

July 30, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Medicaid, and to commemorate that milestone the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) released a timeline of important events co-created by health policy experts at UMass Medical School.

MMPI is a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Medicaid, a federal-state partnership program, has advanced a variety of health coverage reform goals over the last 50 years. There is perhaps no state in which Medicaid has played a more important role in the evolution of how health care is delivered and paid for than Massachusetts. And no state has played a larger role in influencing the evolution of Medicaid at the federal level.