Massachusetts Health Care Overhaul Sees Gains, Setbacks
Rising health care costs and the economic recession are threatening to undermine some of the gains made from the Massachusetts' 2006 health care overhaul, according to an annual survey. Still, the state continued to measure improvements in the percentage of residents who reported having a steady source of health care in 2008. The survey, published today in the journal Health Affairs, was conducted by the Urban Institute and funded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund.
- "Costs Snarling Health Overhaul" (Lazar, Boston Globe, 5/28).
- "Massachusetts, Model for Universal Health Care, Sees Ups and Downs in Policy" (Sack, New York Times, 5/28).