Journal Article Sustaining Health Reform in a Recession: An Update on Massachusetts as of Fall 2009
Sharon K. Long, Karen Stockley
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This Health Affairs article provides an update on the progress of health reform in Massachusetts as of fall 2009 using data from surveys of working-aged adults. Massachusetts continues to sustain record high levels of insurance coverage in the midst of the economic recession, with uninsurance at 4.8 percent for non-elderly adults in fall 2009. In addition, the authors find that the gains in access and affordability reported in Massachusetts under the initial years of health reform persisted into fall 2009. However, some barriers to accessing care persist and problems affording care continue to be an issue for some residents.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health care delivery and payment Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Health care systems and managed care plans Health insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center