While Massachusetts has health reform structures that predate Obamacare, health care leaders say the state relies on federal support.
Massachusetts and Connecticut residents have until December 15 to sign up for health insurance through the state exchanges if they want coverage to begin January first.
The head of Massachusetts’ health insurance marketplace is uncertain how the program will be affected if Donald Trump follows through his campaign promise to abolish Obamacare, which is modeled on the Bay State’s universal health plan. But he reports twice as many people have signed up for coverage this year than last.
The House unveils its budget, Baker signs the solar bill, plus: the ten-year anniversary of RomneyCare.
An earlier version of the site failed and the state acquired a new one, at a total cost of $255 million.
The head of Massachusetts’ health insurance exchange, Jean Yang, has been called to testify before congress on Thursday, along with directors of five other state exchanges.
Applicants for health insurance that have dealt with problem-plagued websites, like the Massachusetts Health Connector, can get an extra two weeks to finish their enrollment.
In a visit to Boston Wedensday afternoon, President Barack Obama will cite the slow start of the Massachusetts health care system to keep expectations low for early sign-ups for his own overhaul.</
The Medicaid director in charge of overseeing the roll-out of Obamacare was grilled today by Republicans about government website problems.
New numbers from Connecticut’s health care exchange show about 3800 people completed the entire enrollment process in the first two weeks of the Affordable Health Care Act.