Critical Checkpoint Approaches for HIX Fix in Mass.

By
  • Bruce Shutan
Published
  • June 25 2014, 11:37am EDT

When he ran for president in 1988, Michael Dukakis infused the phrase “Massachusetts Miracle” into stump speeches to describe the state’s economic transformation. That same description could apply if a costly and controversial plan to fix the state’s Connector exchange succeeds.

One critical checkpoint used to assess the direction of a confusing “dual track” strategy will be decided after June 30, which is when new software will be completed. The state-run HIX vendor, hCentive, constructed Kentucky and Colorado’s public exchanges and replaced CGI, which was hammered for rollout stumbles involving both Connector and HealthCare.gov.

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