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With Eligibility Expanded, Massachusetts Health Connector Invites Sign-ups

A treatment area in the emergency room at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA

   The American Rescue Plan Act expanded health insurance affordability.

    In Massachusetts, time is running out to take advantage of it.  An extended open enrollment period at the Massachusetts Health Connector ends on July 23rd.

    State officials estimate there is an additional $600 million available to lower health insurance premiums.  

    There is also a zero-cost option for people who were unemployed for any length of time this year.

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

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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