Massachusetts Nears Universal Health Coverage

According to Massachusetts’ annual household survey on health insurance, released by the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, more than 98 percent of Massachusetts residents have health insurance as the result of health care reform in the Commonwealth. 1.9 percent of state residents remain uninsured and nearly every major demographic group is within a few percentage points of universal coverage.

The report, Health Insurance Coverage in Massachusetts: Results from the 2008 - 2010 Massachusetts Health Insurance Surveys, show that only about 120,000 people in Massachusetts did not have coverage at the time of the survey, conducted between March and June 2010. The study, mandated by the Legislature as part of Chapter 58 health care reform law and conducted annually, shows that Massachusetts has continued to keep its uninsured rates steady at the lowest rate in the country.

No comments: