For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2022
Health Care For All Condemns Governor Baker’s Decision to Block Vital ConnectorCare Expansion
BOSTON – Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director of Health Care For All, issued the following statement in response to Governor Baker’s decision to again block the Legislature’s effort to expand the ConnectorCare program:
“Today’s decision to block the pilot program that would expand ConnectorCare and allow an estimated 37,000 additional Massachusetts residents to receive affordable health care is a significant step backward for health care coverage and access in Massachusetts. At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet in the face of rising costs, denying them access to care and relief from health care costs does not make sense. We hear every day on our Helpline from individuals who are unable to afford basic care and who often delay necessary care as a result. No one should be forced to choose between seeing a doctor or paying their rent.
“Health Care For All commends the Legislature for their persistent leadership and support for this pilot. We will continue to work with legislators to fulfill their vision and ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth are able to receive the care they need, regardless of their financial position. We are deeply disappointed by the Governor’s decision but will remain steadfast in our ongoing fight to make quality, affordable health care more equitable and accessible.”