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Open Enrollment Underway At The Massachusetts Health Connector

Massachusetts Health Connector website screen grab

It’s estimated that about 56,000 people in Massachusetts have lost their health insurance since last spring when unemployment soared as a result of the pandemic-induced business shutdowns.

The state’s online health insurance exchange, the Massachusetts Health Connector, expects a surge in people shopping for coverage.

An open enrollment period started Nov 1st and continues through January 23, 2021.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Audrey Gasteier, the Chief of Policy and Strategy for the Health Connector.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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