The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

New Health Insurance Confidentiality Protections

Date: 
08/30/2018
Author: 
Health Care for All

This is a link to HCFA's page on  new state law called the Protecting Access to Confidential Health Care (PATCH) Act that took effect July 1, 2018. This law fixes a crucial barrier to accessing health care by ensuring that if you are covered under another person's health plan in Massachusetts—like your parent's or spouse's—your health information will now be kept private. But you have to take action to ensure that your confidentiality is protected.


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