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Report: Health care costs in Massachusetts are growing slowly as out-of-pocket costs rise

September 12, 2018     

The growth in health care spending in Massachusetts has slowed significantly - but the amount individuals are paying for their care is still increasing, according to the Center for Health...

The growth in health care spending in Massachusetts has slowed significantly - but the amount individuals are paying for their care is still increasing, according to the Center for Health... READ MORE

Growth in state health care spending drops to lowest level in five years

September 12, 2018     

Out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles and co-pays, increased at a rate of 5.7 percent last year in Massachusetts.   The state made headway in controlling health care spending last year, according to...

Out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles and co-pays, increased at a rate of 5.7 percent last year in Massachusetts.   The state made headway in controlling health care spending last year, according to... READ MORE

State report finds most Massachusetts hospitals are profitable

August 01, 2018     

Despite hospital advocates on Beacon Hill clamoring for higher reimbursements, a new report put out by the state finds that financially, Massachusetts hospitals on the whole are faring surprisingly well. According...

Despite hospital advocates on Beacon Hill clamoring for higher reimbursements, a new report put out by the state finds that financially, Massachusetts hospitals on the whole are faring surprisingly well. According... READ MORE

Website to compare Mass health care prices

May 16, 2018     

Massachusetts residents have a new tool to help them make health care decisions with the launch Wednesday of an online transparency website that includes procedure pricing comparisons, provider quality metrics...

Massachusetts residents have a new tool to help them make health care decisions with the launch Wednesday of an online transparency website that includes procedure pricing comparisons, provider quality metrics... READ MORE

Report: Massachusetts spent $59B on health care in 2016

April 05, 2018     

BOSTON - Increased health care expenditures in Massachusetts fell within a  targeted goal tied to the state's economic growth, according to a recently released report. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's most...

BOSTON - Increased health care expenditures in Massachusetts fell within a  targeted goal tied to the state's economic growth, according to a recently released report. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's most... READ MORE

CHIA Report: Mass Uninsurance Rate Low. But Costs Still a Barrier to Care

January 03, 2018     

The recently released 2017 Massachusetts Health Insurance Survey from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) found that at only 3.7 percent, the uninsurance rate in the Commonwealth remains...

The recently released 2017 Massachusetts Health Insurance Survey from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) found that at only 3.7 percent, the uninsurance rate in the Commonwealth remains... READ MORE

Health Costs Still A Barrier Despite Low Uninsurance Rate, Report Finds

December 21, 2017     

By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 20, 2017.....The Massachusetts uninsurance rate remained well below the rest of the nation for health coverage this year at 3.7...

By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 20, 2017.....The Massachusetts uninsurance rate remained well below the rest of the nation for health coverage this year at 3.7... READ MORE

Report: Mass. physician organizations lose money as hospitals see profits

August 31, 2017     

Though most Massachusetts hospitals may have reported positive margins in fiscal 2016, 37 of the state's 43 physician organizations — which employ the doctors and are run by physicians rather...

Though most Massachusetts hospitals may have reported positive margins in fiscal 2016, 37 of the state's 43 physician organizations — which employ the doctors and are run by physicians rather... READ MORE

Report examines insurance hurdles facing lower-wage workers

August 17, 2017     

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service via The Lowell Sun BOSTON -- Workers at lower-wage companies are less likely to be enrolled in health insurance through their employer than their...

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service via The Lowell Sun BOSTON -- Workers at lower-wage companies are less likely to be enrolled in health insurance through their employer than their... READ MORE

Survey - 65 percent of Massachusetts firms offer insurance

March 31, 2017     

Associated Press via WWLP.  Published: March 31, 2017, 4:36 am BOSTON (AP) — A new report finds that nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts employers offer health insurance to their workers, a...

Associated Press via WWLP.  Published: March 31, 2017, 4:36 am BOSTON (AP) — A new report finds that nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts employers offer health insurance to their workers, a... READ MORE

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