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Savings foreseen under Mass. program
Modern Healthcare

Massachusetts is expecting to save $80 million next year in its Commonwealth Care program, which provides subsidized health insurance to low- and moderate-income residents, even as enrollment is projected to grow by 11%. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said the savings came from lower bids from managed-care plans. Those lower rates were achieved through re-negotiated provider contracts, narrower networks and new medical management programs, he said.