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State health plan underfunded

Finance secretary seeks proposals on closing gap

Healthcare advocates attended a meeting yesterday in Boston of the panel that oversees the subsidized health insurance program. The panel voted to raise premiums for some enrollees. Healthcare advocates attended a meeting yesterday in Boston of the panel that oversees the subsidized health insurance program. The panel voted to raise premiums for some enrollees. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / March 21, 2008

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The state's new subsidized health insurance program will cost "significantly" more than the $869 million Governor Deval Patrick proposed in his 2009 budget just two months ago, the state's top financial official said yesterday, after insurers were granted an increase of about 10 percent. (Full article: 1166 words)

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