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Massachusetts to Start from Scratch with Health Insurance Website—Massachusetts plans to abandon its health insurance exchange website in favor of starting over from scratch, according to a New York Times report. The Massachusetts website has been around for years due to the passage of state health care reform in the mid-2000s, but problems arose with the website when it was overhauled to comply with the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The Massachusetts decision follows on the heels of Oregon’s decision to scrap its own health insurance exchange in favor of switching to a federally-facilitated exchange through HealthCare.Gov. According to the New York Times, Massachusetts will also be ready to join the federal exchange if the new website is not operational by the 2015 ACA open enrollment period. Read the full New York Times report here.
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