Health Care Coverage and Access

In-depth information about the state's groundbreaking approach to expanding health insurance coverage and access to care.

Reports

December 22, 2016
This brief explores the relationship between community characteristics and the uninsured rate for people of all ages in Massachusetts.
July 21, 2016
This report describes the process of providing integrated care for patients with SUD at 3 sites in central MA and identifies common practices that improve care coordination.
July 14, 2016
This report analyzes data from 2011 and 2012 state tax filings to better understand the population in Massachusetts that remains uninsured over consecutive years.
April 12, 2016
As we mark the 10th anniversary of Ch. 58, this fact sheet presents a summary of the law’s effects, as reported in the many studies that have focused on MA reform.
March 23, 2016
The 2015 MHRS highlights sustained gains in coverage since the passage of the 2006 health care reform law, as well as persistent gaps in health care access and affordability.
February 18, 2016
This report summarizes the findings of a qualitative study of uninsured individuals in MA to build a better understanding of the reasons they were uninsured.
September 24, 2015
This report summarizes the results of a poll examining the experience of MA seniors on the issues of affordability, access, and satisfaction with their health care coverage.
September 24, 2015
This report examines the private and public coverage options available to seniors to help fill the gaps in Medicare.
August 20, 2015
This issue brief, prepared by Health Management Associates, focuses on the changes to subsidized insurance in Massachusetts resulting from passage of the ACA.

Chart Packs

March 26, 2014
Chartpack summarizing the impact of the state’s 2006 health reform law. Data collected from state agency reports, national reports, and state surveys on access and coverage.

Interactive Resources

August 25, 2015
This updated tracking tool provides a detailed description of key components of Chapter 224 highlighting the progress the state has made in its implementation.
November 22, 2010
This resource outlines the legislative structures of Massachusetts health reform and associated regulations in an easy to understand format.

Massachusetts Health Care Reform

A comprehensive collection of information from the Foundation and other stakeholders about the history, implementation, and progression of Massachusetts health reform.

The Massachusetts Health Care Coverage and Access Reforms Resource Guide