MASSACHUSETTS -- Although Massachusetts has required people to have health insurance since 2006, there will still be some changes due to differences in state and federal law.
People insurance through the state's subsidized Commonwealth Care Program will have to begin enrolling in updated subsidized healthcare plans. Some people within that program may also be shifted into the state's Medicaid program called MassHealth.
People who are able to afford insurance, but refuse to pay it, will face a federal and individual mandate, and the existing state penalty.
The website for the state's marketplace, the Health Connector, will be relaunched on Tuesday with updated information to reflect changes from the Affordable Care Act.