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Food as medicine: Massachusetts bill would give Medicaid recipients fresh food and grocery money

Melanie Wong | Nov 24, 201912:12 PM    

" . . . The proposed pilot program in Massachusetts would include all of the following: pre-made meals, pre-selected groceries, and money for nutritious foods. The range speaks to the various and specific needs that patients have. For example, people with relatively severe health issues, such as congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease, might receive pre-made meals delivered to their homes, while those with high blood pressure or pre-diabetes might get subsidies to use at the grocery store. . . "

Massachusetts bill would give fresh meals to Medicaid recipients

Lawmakers believe the bill could improve residents’ well-being, while cutting back on high healthcare costs.

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