Health Reform in Massachusetts: An Update as of Fall 2010
This report presents the latest findings from the Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS), which has been conducted since 2006 to monitor the impact of the Massachusetts health reform law.
This year's report shows that more than 90% of nonelderly adults have a usual source of care, up from 86% in 2006, and utilization of basic health services also increased. There is evidence that having unmet need for medical care is a problem, particularly for lower-income adults.
The authors also published a companion article in Health Affairs on January 25, 2012, "Massachusetts Health Reforms: Uninsurance Remains Low, Self-Reported Health Status Improves As State Prepares To Tackle Costs."