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Health-Law-Announcements's Blog Archive for September 2016

The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.

Just a reminder to folks in central and western Massachusetts that the Springfield MassHealth Enrollment Center is moving to 88 Industry Ave. Springfield on Monday Oct. 3.  The telephone numbers are unchanged. See the attached flyer with directions to the new location.

Hi everyone,

This is just to alert you to some new & updated information posted in the health section of masslegalservices.org (all are in the Medicaid folder)

Much higher premiums tied to plan choices even for the very poor

Bad news from the Connector at yesterday's board meeting. Since the Connector started offering coverage in 2006, its enrollees below the poverty level, like MassHealth enrollees, have been able to choose from any available managed care organization (MCO) with no premium charge. No more. People at all income levels will still have access to at least one "affordable" MCO -- for people below 150% FPL, affordable means no member premium contribution--but other choices may mean substantially higher premiums.