April 13, 2007 10:32AM

RomneyCare: Becoming Less Universal and Less Affordable All the Time

Yesterday, Massachusetts’ new “Connector Authority” unanimously voted to exempt 20 percent of the Bay State’s uninsured from the requirement that all residents purchase health insurance. The Connector Authority determined that health insurance was not affordable for those folks. 

They also made RomneyCare less affordable overall. The Connector Authority voted, again unanimously, to increase subsidies to low‐​income residents by $13 million, bringing the total cost of such subsidies to $483 million this year.