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Open Enrollment Begins For Subsidized Health Coverage

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Families enrolled in the Massachusetts state funded health insurance program get to decide beginning Monday whether they are satisfied with their coverage.

From now until June 25th, people who receive health coverage through Commonwealth Care can switch to plans offered by any participating provider.

The program provides subsidized health care coverage for state residents who can't get insurance from their employers and who earn 300 percent of the federal poverty level or less. That's $32,500 a year for an individual or $66,000 a year for a family of four.

If any of the 175,000 people enrolled in the program are unhappy with their insurance providers, they can choose from any of the five providers in the system. No action is required for anyone satisfied with their current coverage.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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