Brief Findings from the 2018 Massachusetts Health Reform Survey
Sharon K. Long, Joshua Aarons
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The 2018 Massachusetts Health Reform Survey is a reminder that the goals of health reform are not achieved by simply reducing the number of uninsured. Despite sustained near-universal health insurance coverage since the state’s landmark health reform law in 2006, Massachusetts residents, including those with health insurance coverage all year, have faced persistent barriers to care and difficulty affording health care. New questions on mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUDs) in 2018 highlight the significantly greater challenges faced by adults seeking care for MH/SUDs.

This year’s results are presented in several publications (leaving Urban’s website):
Core Measures Chart Pack: Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access and Affordability
Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Chart Pack: Access to Care for MH/SUDs
Summary brief: “Access to Care for MH/SUDs Is a Challenge for Many in Massachusetts”
Detailed tables: Core Measures of Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access and Affordability (Excel)
Detailed tables: Access to Care for MH/SUDs (Excel) Methodology report

Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health equity
Policy Centers Health Policy Center