Monday, May 4, 2015

 My Statement on Governor Baker's Request for
Affordable Care Act Small Business Insurance Flexibility

I released the following statement today after Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced that they have requested small business insurance market extensions under the Affordable Care Act:

“Governor Baker has taken important action in asking the federal government for the flexibility in health care that our state needs and deserves.  That flexibility will not only help control the cost of insurance, it will provide stability and combat the disruption that the Affordable Care Act has caused for our system and the people that depend on it for coverage. 

If officials in Washington continue to insist that our Massachusetts health care system is the prototype of Obamacare, then they need to prevent Obamacare from harming it. Senate Republicans have been working consistently to secure waiver requests from the prior administration, and welcome the progress that this action represents.”