What's New
Mar 03
Connecticut Access Health CT offers special enrollment period to avoid tax penalty Access Health CT today announced a special enrollment period for individuals who did not have health care coverage in 2014 and are subject to a tax penalty on their 2014 federal taxes.
Mar 02
Connecticut Legislators grappling with fast-changing health care landscape A flurry of proposed legislation that reflect the challenge of adapting to a fast-changing industry – one that is both a top employer in many communities and a big driver of the health care costs that are straining state, local and business budgets.
Mar 02
Rhode Island R.I. Medicaid group gets down to work Just four days after Governor Raimondo announced the creation of a new “Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid,” its members met for the first time on Monday to dive into a report she requested on reining in soaring Medicaid costs.
Feb 27
Publications It’s time to start talking about Essential Health Benefit benchmark plans! It seems like a distant memory when states had to choose their Essential Health Benefit (EHB) benchmark plans. However, this process will repeat itself, as states have the option to pick new benchmark plans for the 2017 plan year.
Feb 27
Rhode Island Peter Andruszkiewicz: Bold changes in R.I. health care Today, while the vast majority of Rhode Island residents have health-care coverage, the combined cost of premiums and cost sharing is too high, and continues to increase.
Feb 27
Massachusetts Massachusetts Health Connector open enrollment concludes with 125,000 people buying plans A year after the failure of Massachusetts' health insurance exchange, 125,000 people have purchased plans and another 286,000 have enrolled in Medicaid using the state's revamped website.
Feb 26
Rhode Island Raimondo to establish 'Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid' Governor Raimondo has issued an executive order to establish a "Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid" to rein in the ballooning cost of the state's Medicaid program.
Feb 25
Publications Moving CHIP Forward: Discussion Draft Demands Response Yesterday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch (R-UT), House E&C Chairman Upton (R-MI), and Representative Pitts (R-PA) released a discussion draft that outlines their vision for the future of CHIP.
Feb 25
Alerts Moving CHIP Forward: Discussion Draft Demands Response Yesterday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch (R-UT), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Upton (R-MI), and Representative Pitts (R-PA) released a discussion draft that outlines their vision for the future of CHIP.
Feb 24
Massachusetts Open enrollment closed but Health Connector still on the job Monday was the last day of open enrollment to buy health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector. But Connector officials say their work is far from over. Here are answers for consumers about what lies ahead.
Feb 24
Massachusetts State health commissioner eyes databases to improve public health After years working to improve the health of homeless individuals, MA Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel said she plans to make better use of data, seek more integrated services for vulnerable populations and review medical marijuana licensing.
Feb 24
Maine Maine’s uninsured rate dropped in first year of Affordable Care Act, poll shows The number fell to 11.6 percent in 2014, the first year with a health care marketplace, but other factors also may have played a role.
Feb 24
Rhode Island Ted Almon: R.I. should avoid Medicaid cuts Before the Raimondo administration addresses RI's budget deficit, we really should determine how much can really be saved by cutting Medicaid. My case is that such savings are not dollar for dollar, and in fact may be ill considered or even illusory.
Feb 23
Connecticut Health insurance sign-ups in Connecticut exceed goals Officials from Connecticut's health insurance marketplace say they're pleased with the number of people who signed up for coverage during the second open enrollment period.
Feb 23
Maine Rather than reform, LePage budget is a shift away from fairness, common sense Unfortunately, the biennial budget just released by Gov. Paul LePage’s administration doesn’t rest on this solid ground but instead on a wobbly foundation of false choices and unnecessary showdowns couched in the language of “welfare reform.”
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