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Employer 57.4%
Individual 5.9%
Uninsured 2.8%
Public 34.0%

Massachusetts At-a-Glance

Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $7,031
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 24.9%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 39.2%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 93.6%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 96.0%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 98.3%
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 3.3%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 2.0%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 17.8%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 84.2%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 20.2%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 9.8%

Massachusetts State Resources

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Health Insurance Coverage: Uninsurance by Metro Areas in 2017 (Interactive)

An estimated 8.7% of the U.S. population remains without health insurance coverage, even in a post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) landscape. Data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) show that many of the remaining uninsured are clustered in metropolitan areas—identified as metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs... Read More

Massachusetts: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts on Insurance Coverage by Congressional District

Click on a Massachusetts Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.      2013-2015 Change in Uninsured by Congressional District: Massachusetts... Read More

SHARE-Funded Research in Journal of Health Economics: Mandate-based health reform and the labor market

In the May 2016 Journal of Health Economics, Amanda Kowalski (Yale University) and her co-author Jonathan Kolstad (University of California, Berkeley) published findings from their SHARE-funded modeling work examining the impact of Massachusetts’ 2006 “mandate-based” health reforms. The analysis released this month... Read More

Mandate-based health reform and the labor market: Evidence from the Massachusetts reform

Kolstad, JT., Kowalski, AE. "Mandate-based health reform and the labor market: Evidence from the Massachusetts reform." Journal of Health Economics. 2016 May;47:81-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2016.01.010.

Infographic: Health Insurance Coverage in 2014 - Estimates from the ACS

This infographic highlights the newly-released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) on health insurance coverage in 2014 at the national level and across the states. We draw on the information presented in "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2014," a Current Population Report... Read More

Now Available: 2014 Detailed State and County Level Coverage Estimates from SHADAC

Using the new detail level data available from the American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC has produced state and county level tables and state-level maps on coverage that are available here.  This blog provides an overview of the type of information that is available in the state profiles. Uninsured Rates by... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.