Health Policy Center

  • This report analyzes how price competition in the ACA’s nongroup insurance marketplaces varies by insurer type: national, regional, Blue Cross Blue Shield, previously Medicaid-only, provider-sponsored, and co-ops. 

  • Findings from the 2013 Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS) show problems with access to care were more prevalent for adults with public coverage than for those with employer-sponsored insurance and raises concerns about systemic barriers to care within the MA health care system.

  • Findings from the first year of the Urban Institute's Strong Start initiative evaluation are promising and indicate that participants have lower rates of C-section, breastfeeding rates at least as high as the national average, lower preterm birth rates and high levels of satisfaction with their care.

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