Category: Position Statements

Employer Assessment

Employer Assessment

August 21, 2007 | Comments (0)

MassAHU feels that an employer mandate provides a platform for further regulatory control and sets a precedent for increasing the mandate amounts over time. The $295 assessment is not meaningful enough for employers to purchase employee insurance. Additionally, employers who actually do provide insurance to their employees have not been relieved of their burden to […]

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

August 21, 2007 | Comments (0)

Malpractice insurance costs are driving providers out of many states, resulting in a severe shortage of such professions as obstetrics. Massachusetts must work towards meaningful malpractice reform to help protect providers from frivolous law suit awards. To preserve quality providers and quality care options for the residents of the state, MassAHU supports researching creative solutions […]

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Our Position on the Connector

Our Position on the Connector

August 21, 2007 | Comments (0)

Through its creation as part of the Health Care Reform Act, the Connector was established to operate as a health exchange, with its primary role to facilitate transactions among government, employers, individuals, health insurers, and brokers. The Connector was not intended to negotiate rates or benefits with carriers, nor to act as an insurance entity […]

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Transparency

Transparency

August 8, 2007 | Comments (0)

Transparency We must foster an environment of competition through deregulation of the health insurance market to achieve meaningful results. We need to encourage ‘individual responsibility’ and move away from the concept of unlimited access without regard for cost in the future.      The rapid expansion of information technology, combined with a growing demand for […]

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