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State & Federal Insurance Mandate - Advocacy for Access

The Affordable Care Act now requires that all individuals (with certain exceptions) have health insurance. Advocacy for Access can help you to apply for coverage. The various plans available to Massachusetts residents can cover the cost of:

  • Doctor visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse treatment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency care

The cost of the coverage depends on your annual household income. Some health insurance only requires small co-payments (money you pay each time you use certain healthcare services). Other health insurance plans have a monthly premium (money you pay each month) and co-payments.

In order to apply for coverage, please schedule an appointment by calling (413) 445-9480. Some of the information you will need to bring to your appointment include:

  • Citizenship/Immigration: Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Identity: Passport or State/Federal-issued ID
  • Income: Last two pay stubs
  • Assets: If you are over age 65


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