This page, maintained by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) in consultation with the other state agencies involved in ACA implementation, will bring you news related to the implementation of provisions of the ACA here in Massachusetts. In March 2010, this country witnessed an historic achievement: the passage of the most important federal health reform since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (also known as the ACA) will create the biggest expansion of health care coverage, making health insurance accessible to millions of people who currently are uninsured. The ACA also protects individuals from insurance industry discrimination and moves the nation toward health care cost containment, which will enable us to afford expanded access to health insurance.
1115 Demonstration Amendment Public Comment Period
EOHHS plans to submit a request to amend the MassHealth Section 1115 Demonstration to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 31, 2013 to implement Affordable Care Act-related changes. EOHHS will accept comments on the proposed Demonstration Amendment through 5 PM on May 30, 2013.
Information about how to submit comments and a summary of the amendment is available at:
The proposed Amendment is at:
The ACA Transition Plan is at:
Federal Health Reform Implementation Government Websites