Massachusetts Doubles Down On Obamacare

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  • 05/07/2012
Language from Bill H.4070 "An Act relative to Health Care Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction Act of 2012" introduced in the Massachusetts House of Representatives:

" The division shall have the power to design and to revise, consistent with this chapter, a basic schedule of health care services that enrollees in any health insurance program implemented by the division shall be eligible to receive. Such covered services shall include those which typically are included in employer-sponsored health benefit plans in the commonwealth. The division may promulgate schedules of covered health care services which differ from the basic schedule and which apply to specific classes of enrollees. The division may promulgate a schedule of premium contributions, co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles for said programs, including reduced premiums based on a sliding fee, and other fees and revise them from time to time, subject to the approval of the division of insurance; and provided, however, that such schedule shall provide for such enrollees to pay one hundred per cent of such premium contributions if their income substantially exceeds the non-farm poverty guidelines of the United States office of management and budget."

Compared to this bill, Obamacare is free market reform.  

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