Massachusetts Health Care Reform–On Second Anniversary of Passage, What Progress Has Been Made?

Source: Tanya Alteras, Sharon Silow-Carroll, and Greg Moody, Commonwealth Fund, April 28, 2008

Massachusetts’ passage of health care reform legislation in April 2006 heralded an exciting new era in state health policy. The reform plan is the most comprehensive effort by a state to achieve near-universal coverage, and arguably the most controversial, given its inclusion of an individual mandate. On the second anniversary of its passage (and 18 months since implementation began), States in Action examines the law’s impact on the state’s residents and its health care system.

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