Massachusetts 2006 Health Reform Law
Massachusetts in 2006 passed major health reform legislation (known as “Chapter 58”), designed to provide universal coverage to Massachusetts residents. Mass-Care has published the most comprehensive report available on the outcomes of Mass. reform – analyzing its impact on insurance coverage, access to care, use of care, health inequities by race and ethnicity, fair financing, and the costs of care. The law created real access gains for some residents, but did not address unsustainable costs of our health care system – leaving the health care crisis unaddressed for most residents.
RESOURCES ON MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH REFORM:
- Report on Mass. Health Reform in Practice and the implications for national reform.
- Presentation on Mass. Health Reform (slide show with audio).
- Presentation on Health Reform’s Impact on Racial & Ethnic Inequities in Massachusetts (slide show with audio).