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Insurer told to hold off in Massachusetts

Boston Globe, November 2, 2009

Massachusetts health officials are prohibiting a new insurance company from offering coverage to the general public under the state's universal health law because it does not yet have enough medical providers in its network. The insurer, CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts, was scheduled to begin selling insurance coverage Nov. 1. But the Connector Authority, which regulates programs created under the 2006 Massachusetts health law, informed CeltiCare that it must delay its offerings for three months while increasing the number of healthcare providers in its network.