Massachusetts will not shift to federally run marketplace

Massachusetts will replace its problem-plagued health insurance exchange with another privately run system, rather than join the federally run marketplace, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Massachusetts Health Connecter, the state-run exchange site, malfunctioned from its launch last October. In June, the state cut ties with CGI Group, the developer of the failed site.Massachusetss Health Connector

For the next enrollment period, beginning on Nov. 15, Massachusetts will use a system from hCentive, which has already been used in other states.

In June, it was estimated that Massachusetts would spend approximately $121 million to update its health exchange system.

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