Monthly Archives: August 2006

New Premium Proposal To Connector

Connector Executive Director Jon Kingsdale has prepared a memo to the Connector Board outlining his recommendations for premiums for the Commonwealth Care program. Materials for the Board meeting are on the ACT health reform implementation page. Included in the materials … Continue reading

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Time and Location For Tomorrow’s Connector Board Meeting

The Connector Board will be meeting at 9:00 am on Friday, September 1, in a room next to the cafeteria in the basement of 1 Ashburton Place. To get there, go down the escalators to the cafeteria, go through the … Continue reading

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How Many Uninsured in Massachusetts?

The question we are asked most often by the press and the public, “How many uninsured people are there in Massachusetts?” It’s a simple question, but there’s no simple answer. Counting the uninsured is tricky. This CBO study goes into … Continue reading

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CCHIP Premiums: Connector’s Affordability Committee and Senator Moore Weigh In

The Connector Board will be meeting Friday to vote on premiums for the Commonwealth Care Health Insurance Program (CCHIP), the subsidized coverage for adults 100%-300% of poverty. The program is due to begin enrollment on January 1. The Connector’s Affordability … Continue reading

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Dem. Gov. Candidates Open Up on Healthcare

Kudos to the Globe and Liz Kowalczyk for today’s story exploring the positions of the three Democratic gubernatorial candidates on health care issues facing the state. To my knowledge, this is the first time the candidates have gone on the … Continue reading

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New State Survey Shows Big Drop in MA Uninsured

A new state survey released today shows that the number of MA uninsured dropped from 460,000 in 2004 to 372,000 in 2006, a 19% decrease, giving the state a six percent uninsurance rate, among the nation’s best. Click here for … Continue reading

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MA Health Reform Influences Ohio Gov’s Race

It’s not hard to see the influence the MA health reform law is having in the Ohio gubernatorial campaign. Just check out the editorial from Sunday’s Akron Beacon Journal. Democratic Candidate (and Congressman) Ted Strickland proposes an Ohio Healthcare Exchange, … Continue reading

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