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Final Rules on What is Affordable Health Insurance

The Connector board approved a final set of rules today about who will have to buy health insurance. These tables show what is considered affordable health coverage for low to moderate income individuals. Here's on example....a 40 year old woman named Sally lives in Boston and earns $50,000 dollars a year. Sally will be required to have health insurance if she can find a plan that costs $235 a month or less. If she can't find coverage at that price or less, Sally will not be required to buy health coverage. The formula changes if Sally moves to Central or Western Masachusetts or to the Cape and Islands, because the price of health insurance varies depending on where you live.

This program aired on June 26, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.

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