Mass-Care’s mission is to establish a single payer health care system in Massachusetts
so that all residents of the Commonwealth will have access to comprehensive, quality, affordable and equitable health care
because it is basic to life and human dignity. Mass-Care was launched in 1995 as a coalition of Massachusetts organizations
sharing a deep concern about the inequities of our health care system. Our organization’s strategic mission is premised
on the belief that only a large-scale grassroots movement will be able to win reform that guarantees universal single payer
Commonwealth Care Alliance.
We are a not-for-profit care delivery system committed to integrating your health care and related social support services.
Our programs are designed to create partnerships between those receiving care and those providing and managing care. See what
kind of Commonwealth Care Alliance health plans are available for the elderly and people with special needs.
On Oct. 1 the Connector began enrolling people at or below the federal poverty line into the Commonwealth
Care Health Insurance Program (Commonwealth Care). Eligibility determinations and enrollment in Commonwealth Care health plans
have exceeded the ambitious targets set for the program.
As of December 26th over 47,000 people have already been determined eligible for Commonwealth Care, and
28,875 of those people have enrolled into one of the Commonwealth Care health plans. In January 2007 Commonwealth Care will
expand to cover people who are up to 300% of the federal poverty level.
Continue to check this site for updates on our enrollment progress. If you think you may be eligible for Commonwealth
Care, call the Commonwealth Care customer service center toll-free at 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765).
The Rappaport Institute Policy Notes Database contains information on new and recent policy-related scholarly
research about Greater Boston. The database allows users to search for articles, reports, and student theses by author, keyword
or by one of 18 different subject areas, which include education, economic development, public finance, and social services.
More information about these issues is available at IssueSource, an online database produced by MassInc and the State House News Service that "gives citizens basic, background information
on Massachusetts politics and policy news stories."
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