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New Report: Learn the Numbers and Meet the People Hurt by High Health Care Costs

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation just released a blockbuster report on the impact of high health costs on Massachusetts consumers. The stark conclusion should have strong policy implications: Read more »

Demand for Health Coverage Enrollment Assistance Programs Remains Strong

Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released the results of its annual survey of enrollment assistance programs nationwide. The report highlights the critical importance of, and on-going need for, enrollment assisters if states want to continue to build on, as well as sustain, gains in insurance coverage. You can read the report here. Here are some key findings from the report: Read more »

O que somos?

O que somos? A HelpLine, linha de ajuda da Health Care for All, é um recurso grátis para todos os residentes de Massachusetts. A HelpLine, nossa linha de ajuda, está aqui para responder as suas perguntas sobre cobertura de saúde em Massachusetts. Através de uma simples ligação pelo telefone 1800-272-4232, nós poderemos ajudá-los. Respondemos perguntas gerais sobre cobertura de saúde e ajudamos a determinar que programas gratuitos ou de baixo custo estão disponíveis para você. Através de uma ligação fácil e rápida podemos, também, responder suas perguntas sobre os novos programas que fazem... Read more »

¿Lo que somos?

¿Lo que somos? La línea de ayuda gratuita de Health Care For All, es una herramienta disponible para todas las personas que lo necesiten, solo tiene que marcar el 1-800-272-4232. Los consejeros de la Línea de Ayuda contestarán cualquier pregunta sobre cobertura médica en Massachusetts. Además, podemos contestarle preguntas generales sobre el seguro médico, le informamos sobre los programas a los cuales usted tiene accesibilidad, si tiene que pagar o si es gratis, también le podemos ayudar a llenar la aplicación por teléfono de una forma rápida y fácil. Además respondemos cualquier pregunta... Read more »

Explanation of HelpLine

A linha de ajuda da Health Care For All é um serviço gratuito disponível para todas as pessoas. Nossa linha de ajuda está aqui para responder suas perguntas relacionadas a  planos de saúde em Massachusetts. Entre em contato conosco pelo telefone 1 800 272 4232. Respondemos perguntas gerais sobre cobertura de saúde, e também informamos sobre todos os programas gratuito e de baixo custo disponíveis para você e sua família. Preenchemos o formulário de inscrição para estes programas de maneira rápida e eficiente, tudo pelo telefone e gratuitamente.  Nossos atendentes respondem perguntas por... Read more »

Explanation of HelpLine

La línea de ayuda gratuita de Health Care For All, es una herramienta disponible para todas las personas que lo necesiten, solo tiene que marcar el 1-800-272-4232. Los consejeros de la Línea de Ayuda contestarán cualquier pregunta sobre Cobertura Médica en Massachusetts. Además, podemos contestarle preguntas generales sobre el Seguro Médico, le podemos decir los programas a los cuales usted tiene accesibilidad, si tiene que pagar o si es gratis, también le podemos ayudar a llenar la aplicación por teléfono de una forma rápida y gratuita. Usted nos puede contactar ya sea por teléfono o por... Read more »

Health Insurance Helpline

Our HelpLine is here to answer your questions about health coverage in Massachusetts, during Open Enrollment and year-round  --  to help you get covered! The HelpLine is a free resource available to everyone by dialing (800) 272-4232.  HelpLine counselors are available 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. If you call us outside of these hours, leave a message, and we’ll get back to you the next business day.  The HelpLine is staffed by specially-trained Health Care For All counselors with up-to-date information about health care coverage. It is not part of a government agency.    Read more »

Seeking Your Participation

Health Care For All has been asked to help review some health insurance materials! We would like your help to make sure the materials are easy to read and understand. Two people from the Center for Health Literacy will come to interview men and women over the age of 18 who agree to help and have not completed high school. If you agree to help, it will not affect your health insurance or benefits in any way. Each interview will take about 45 minutes and will happen on July 23rd. We will pay you $50 for your time after the interview. If you want to help and are available July 23rd, please... Read more »

Each of Us Doing Our Part in Boston After the Attacks - HCFA Available to Navigate Health Care Coverage Challenges

Health Care For All is getting the word out that our free HelpLine is available to assist Massachusetts residents with insurance issues following the Marathon attacks. The HelpLine counselors are unparalleled in their understanding of our health care system and the programs available and stand ready to answer questions in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Read more »

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