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Massachusetts repeals play-or-pay health care rules
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A Massachusetts health reform law board Thursday formally repealed regulations to a landmark state statute that required employers to either offer health care coverage to their employees or pay a fine.

The unanimous vote by the board of directors of the Massachusetts Health Connector, which regulates key provisions of the state’s 2006 health reform law, brings to a final end a provision in that law that required employers with at least 11 full-time employees to either offer coverage or pay an annual $295-per-employee fine.