For the first time under the framework set forth in Chapter 224, the HPC Board may modify the annual health care cost growth benchmark established in statute for calendar year 2018. As required by state law, the HPC will set the 2018 benchmark equal to potential gross state product minus 0.5 percent, or 3.1%, unless the HPC determines that an adjustment to the benchmark is reasonably warranted. The HPC held a hearing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm at our offices to solicit feedback from market participants, stakeholders, and other interested parties on whether modification of the benchmark is appropriate. Members of the public were invited to present up to three minutes of testimony at the hearing. 

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Written Testimony

The HPC will accept written testimony from all interested parties until Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Written testimony should be submitted by email to HPC-Testimony@state.ma.us. All written testimony may be publicly posted on our website.