Beginning in May, MassHealth officers will start publishing a public dashboard that may present the place the people who find themselves shedding MassHealth protection reside, their demographics, and the explanations behind misplaced protection.
As pandemic protection guidelines change, state officers are present process a redetermination course of that the Healey administration believes will pull about 300,000 folks off of MassHealth and pressure them to seek out medical health insurance protection elsewhere.
Consumer confidence ticks up in March
Consumer confidence inched up in March after two straight month-to-month declines, at the same time as persistent inflation, financial institution collapses and nervousness over a doable recession weighed on American households.
The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its client confidence index rose to 104.2 in March from 103.4 in February. Optimism about present situations fell, although customers grew barely extra optimistic concerning the short-term future. That’s a reversal from latest surveys.
The board mentioned that regardless of the uptick in confidence, the index stays beneath 2022’s common degree of 104.5.
The board’s expectations index — a measure of customers’ six-month outlook for earnings, enterprise and labor situations — rose in March to 73 from 70.4 in February. A studying beneath 80 usually alerts a recession within the coming yr, based on the Conference Board.
The share of respondents saying they deliberate to purchase a house within the subsequent six months held at 5.4%, the bottom degree since final August.