Tomorrow, March 20, at 9:00 am, the Commonwealth Connector Board holds a public meeting at One Ashburton Place on the 21st Floor in Boston, MA to discuss whether all of the 7 approved state-subsidized plans will have to offer some limited scope of prescription drug coverage.
For more information about the limitations of the seven plans, please see my March 13 Blue Mass diary entry analyzing the affordability and scope of coverage for these 7 uncredible and unaffordable Connector-board insurance plans at Blue Mass Group. Alternatively, read the details of each of the seven approved plans on the Commonwealth Connector Board Web site at Commonwealth Connector Board and click on the Word document that is titled Connector Board Endorses Plans From Seven Carriers.
If you do not have health insurance or just care deeply about the fair and effective implementation of the state’s new health care insurance law, I urge you to let the Governor, your legislators, and members of the Commonwealth Connector Board know that the law, as currently being implemented, has serious affordability, scope of coverage, and punitive taxation penalty problems. The ability of Governor Patrick and his policy advisors to prevent these anticipated adverse implementation consequences from becoming another policy and mangement crisis for his administration later this spring and summer represents a key test of the effectiveness of the “new and improved” team working in the Governor’s office.