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Thank You, Chip!

Thank You, Chip!

August 27, 2015

Chip Joffe-HalpernHealth Care For All’s long-time friend, former Board President and board member, Chip Joffe-Halpern, is retiring as Executive Director from Ecu-HealthCare in North Adams this week. Chip has led Ecu-HealthCare for 20 years, during which time he and his team have been responsible for helping countless North Berkshire County residents get and stay covered.

Chip also played a vital role in implementation of Massachusetts’ 2006 health reform law, serving as the consumer representative on the Health Connector Board from 2006-2007. Chip and Ecu-HealthCare exemplify the importance of community-based on-the-ground outreach and enrollment work. 

And, he’s done all this with kindness and good humor.

Chip, thank you for your many years of service to the residents of North Berkshire County and the Commonwealth at large. We look forward to hearing about your next adventure. From the entire staff at HCFA, thank you, Chip!

(You can get a sense of the sense of Chip's wide-ranging thoughts on health reform from our blog posts covering his essays, from 2007 here and from 2014 here.)