Interesting story in the Boston Globe about Massachusetts ‘ attempts to implement their new health care program, which includes an individual mandate.
“Few uninsured residents know anything about the landmark initiative, and fewer
still understand that the new law requires them to purchase health coverage
beginning July 1.
The state is now spending millions in grants to try and get coverage to the 500,000 currently uninsured residents — educating them about both the mandates and subsidies available. (Try telling that to 6.5 million!) There were no illusions that the Massachusetts plan would cover 100 percent of residents, but getting to that number will be a slog even though that state has guaranteed issue and community rating, making it somewhat easier to obtain coverage.