Report: State Must Act Before More Lose Coverage

Friday, September 20, 2002

Report: State Must Act Before More Lose Coverage

BOSTON--Sept. 20, 2002--A national health policy expert today called on elected officials, state policy makers and business leaders to take decisive action to stem the erosion in public and private health coverage before more Massachusetts residents lose their health insurance. In a report commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation, Health Coverage in Massachusetts: Far to Go, Farther to Fall, researchers from the Department of Heath Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services documented both the progress Massachusetts has made on improving access to health care, and the risk that these improvements face as a result of rising health care costs, a weakened economy, and state budget cuts.