Health Care Fee for Massachusetts Businesses

Addressing rising health care costs is a challenge for politicians, families and businesses. In 2017, a passed to implement the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement, a health care fee on businesses in Massachusetts. It’s designed to address the rising cost of MassHealth, but many say the fee is putting an unfair burden on small businesses. Carolee McGrath sat down with Jon Hurst, President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, and Judy Herrell, owner of Herrell’s Ice Cream and Bakery in Northampton, to learn more.