Most of the steps necessary to implement the tax credit provisions of the Roadmap build from a foundation within the current administration of MassHealth and the existing tax code. The most significant challenge would be to encourage eligible families to apply for and receive the tax credit during the year rather than at the end. This would require extensive outreach and education and a simple application process fully integrated with the purchasing pool. The existence of an individual mandate would certainly encourage more people to apply for the tax credit. (Roadmap to Coverage, October 7, 2005)
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