Massachusetts agency seeks to cover 30,000 more uninsured
Boston Globe, May 9, 2008
The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector, the authority overseeing the Massachusetts healthcare law, is exploring ways to cover an additional 30,000 uninsured residents. In a study, the agency found that between 30,000 and 40,000 Massachusetts residents are offered health insurance coverage by their employers, but earn less than three times the federal poverty level and cannot afford the premiums. Covering that group is important to the connector's mission of ensuring that every resident has health insurance, said agency representatives.