Massachusetts health reform implementation: major progress and future challenges.

@article{McDonough2008MassachusettsHR,
  title={Massachusetts health reform implementation: major progress and future challenges.},
  author={John E McDonough and Brian M. Rosman and Mehreen Butt and Lindsey Tucker and Lisa Kaplan Howe},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={w285-97}
}
Since its passage in April 2006, the Massachusetts health reform law (Chapter 58) has expanded affordable insurance coverage to 355,000 people. Major milestones have been achieved, including establishment of new coverage programs, merger of small-group and nongroup insurance markets, creation of an insurance "Connector," determination of affordability and penalty standards for an individual mandate, and launch of employer responsibility requirements. Key challenges remain, including full… CONTINUE READING

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