Brief Impact of Health Reform on Underinsurance in Massachusetts
Do the Insured Have Adequate Protection?
Sharon K. Long
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Although health insurance coverage rose dramatically in the past year in Massachusetts, some questioned whether health reforms simply moved people from being uninsured to underinsured. This study explores whether requiring individuals to have health insurance has forced some people, particularly those with modest incomes, into plans that offer little financial protection. The findings suggest, however, that health reform in Massachusetts is both providing new coverage for many of those who were previously uninsured and improving the quality of coverage for those with insurance coverage.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Private insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center