In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA will ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and will transform the health care system to improve care and contain costs and promote transparency and competition in the market.
Massachusetts led the nation in 2006 by initiating comprehensive health reform. The state established the Massachusetts Health Connector, a Marketplace designed to make affordable health insurance available to more people. Massachusetts continues to have the highest rate of health insurance coverage in the nation.
Visit this section to read annual reports, surveys, research, and more about Health Connector programs, policies, and health care reform. Share and download educational information and brochures.
Here, you may find Health Connector regulations, Administrative Bulletins, and the full text of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform law, and access the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Every full-time and part-time student enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Massachusetts must participate in a Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Visit this section to learn more.
Read and download polices for the Health Connector’s non-group and group health and dental plans. Our policies are organized by category and product type. From time to time, our policies may change.