According to the Worcester Telegram, the leader of the far-left-wing Massachusetts chapter of the even further left national Health Care for All (HCFA) organization says:
"We have been living with health reform since 2006. For us it's a way of life."
So every two years in Massachusetts, Health Care for All gets its Beacon Hill lackeys to pass a new so-called "Massachusetts health reform law."
As a result
- in 2006 HCFA got millions of dollars to move about 3% of the Massachusetts population (about 200,000 people) who had received services paid for by funds from the free care tax pool to free or effectively free RomneyCare insurance without even contacting the people involved (many of whom never even knew they had been signed up for RomneyCare)
- In 2008, HCFA circled back around and got the same small number of citizens to actually sign up for free or effectively free RomneyCare (after HCFA hired political hacks to explain that the people might be better off making less money and becoming eligible for Medicaid)
- In 2010, HCFA -- running out of people it could get paid to sign up for free things -- sued the state to cover immigrants. Then of course, HCFA got paid to sign them up for free or effectively free healthcare insurance
- In 2012, HCFA got the state legistlature to change the law again (about the twelfth time in 20 years) to prepare for the about to be implemented Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as amended, better known as Obamacare. As a result
- About 100,000 of the 200,000 were to be moved from RomneyCare to Medicaid
- About 100,000 of the 200,000 were to be moved from RomneyCare to Grubercare, with the formal name Connector Care
- In 2013, and I don't think you can blame HCFA for this, Massachusetts' Grubercare exchange completely failed and no one could sign up anyone for anything; so everyone who could fog a mirror was given Medicaid (as a result, Massachusetts had more people receiving some kind of healthcare insurance than it had people)
- In 2014, HCFA is back on the gravy train get paid millions more to move some of the same 200,000 people from Medicaid to Grubercare, and explaining to some others that they don't qualify for free or effectibely free Grubercare but that they do qualify for a Qualified Health Plan that is also most likely free unless they make over about $50,000 a year
Basically HCFA gets millions of dollars every year from Massachusetts state taxpayers to move the same 3% of the population in and out of various state bureaucracies.