What’s happening with the Massachusetts universal health plan these days? Oh, nothing. Or maybe everything. Perhaps your reaction will depend on - or even change - your mood.
"Mar. 20--Leaders of the business community and major health insurers called yesterday for the state to delay for two years, until July 2009, the requirement that all residents have health insurance that meets state standards."
"To spare thousands of insured residents from having to buy expensive upgrades, the letter also urges the Connector Authority to allow plans with no prescription drug coverage to meet minimum standards. It also asks that plans with dollar caps on lifetime coverage be included."
Dollar caps on lifetime coverage? Don’t I get junk mail offering that kind of plan every month or so??
Keep in mind the Massachusetts plan already includes a $2,000 deductible ($4,000 family).
As they say, read the whole thing.