Massachusetts has unveiled a plan to fix problems with its health insurance website that have dramatically slowed the state’s transition to the federal Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications.
Bay State officials are considering leasing technology from states whose health care websites are working.
Gov. Deval Patrick apologized Thursday to frustrated Massachusetts residents who have struggled to sign up for health coverage because of a problem-plagued state website and outlined a series of steps aimed at correcting the glitches.
It has been four full months since the state started offering health insurance coverage on a website that conformed with changes in federal law. But many customers are still in limbo, including one local woman who has been struggling to find out if she is even covered at this point.
Experts say a new cost-cutting Medicaid program comes at too high a cost.
Doctors wearing long-sleeved shirts, ties, jewelry, and watches would be out. Those with white lab coats that are cleaned at least once a week and bare arms below the elbows would be in.
Those are some of the major changes the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is advocating for what doctors wear in hospitals. The group’s goal is to slow the spread of infection between patients.
The Massachusetts health care system has been touted as the successful model for Federal Health Care Reform.
The state is taking aim at the same company being blamed for many of the problems on the government’s health care website, CGI of Canada.
Massachusetts is extending the deadlines for residents to select and pay for new health insurance plans offered through the state’s health connector.