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MGL c.111M Individual Health Coverage
The Massachusetts Mandated Health Insurance Law, added by St. 2006, c.58, which also amended many other sections. Key provisions of the law include subsidized health insurance for residents earning less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level and low-cost insurance for all other residents who are not eligible for insurance through their employers.
St. 2012, c.224 An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs through Increased Transparency, Efficiency and Innovation. Health Care Cost Reduction. Signed Aug. 6, 2012. Various sections effective 2013-2017. See sections 281A-308 for specific effective dates.
MGL c.175I through MGL c.176Q cover various types of health insurance, including HMO, PPO, Group, Non-Group, and more.
956 CMR Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PL 111-148 (HR 3590) (see additional resources below)
The federal Health Care law is over 900 pages long. Changes include increased protection for those with pre-existing conditions, heightened penalties for certain employers who don't provide insurance, additional availability of insurance for children up to age 26, closure of the medicare "donut hole" for prescription drug coverage, and more.
Employer's Guide to Health Care Reform, Wolters Kluwer, annual
Health Care Reform: Yesterday and Tomorrow, Center for Advanced Legal Studies, 2010
Law of Life and Health Insurance, Bender,loose-leaf