Massachusetts Health Reform At Ten Years Great Progress But Coverage Gaps Remain
Author: Sharon K. Long, Laura Skopec, Audrey Shelto, Katharine Nordahl, Kaitlyn Kenney Walsh
Massachusetts’s 2006 health reform legislation was intended to move the state to near-universal health insurance coverage and to improve access to affordable health care. Ten years on, a large body of research demonstrates sustained gains in coverage. But many vulnerable populations and communities in the state have high uninsurance rates, and among those with coverage, gaps in access and affordability persist.