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How much is Massachusetts spending on primary, behavioral health care?

September 20, 2022     

ONE OF GOV. Charlie Baker’s biggest initiatives that he attempted, but failed, to pass would have reoriented health care spending so a greater portion of health care spending went toward...

ONE OF GOV. Charlie Baker’s biggest initiatives that he attempted, but failed, to pass would have reoriented health care spending so a greater portion of health care spending went toward... READ MORE

41% of Massachusetts families struggle to afford health care

July 20, 2022     

While the vast majority have insurance, many let health care needs go unmet, a new survey shows. Many Massachusetts families are letting health care needs go unmet as they struggle with...

While the vast majority have insurance, many let health care needs go unmet, a new survey shows. Many Massachusetts families are letting health care needs go unmet as they struggle with... READ MORE

Report Documents COVID Strain On Hospitals In Early 2022

July 05, 2022     

  By Matt Murphy/SHNS/July 5, 2022 Restricted during the Omicron wave of COVID-19 at the beginning of the year, hospitals continued to show signs of financial distress two years into the...

  By Matt Murphy/SHNS/July 5, 2022 Restricted during the Omicron wave of COVID-19 at the beginning of the year, hospitals continued to show signs of financial distress two years into the... READ MORE

'Sobering picture:' Massachusetts hospitals report negative margins in Q2

July 02, 2022     

 Acute hospital profitability, as measured by the median total margin, reported -3.1%, a decrease of 6.8 percentage points in comparison to the same period in the prior year.By Cassie McGrath...

 Acute hospital profitability, as measured by the median total margin, reported -3.1%, a decrease of 6.8 percentage points in comparison to the same period in the prior year.By Cassie McGrath... READ MORE

Hospitals still feeling the pains of the pandemic

June 22, 2022     

 The Massachusetts HA is advocating for additional government relief to get through the financial crisis hurting Massachusetts hospitals. By Cassie McGrath  –  Reporter, Boston Business Journal June 21, 2022Well over two...

 The Massachusetts HA is advocating for additional government relief to get through the financial crisis hurting Massachusetts hospitals. By Cassie McGrath  –  Reporter, Boston Business Journal June 21, 2022Well over two... READ MORE

Employer health plans are expensive in Massachusetts

June 09, 2022     

Average monthly premium for single coverage $715IF YOU WORK for a Massachusetts company, it’s likely your employer offers health insurance. But it will cost you.Survey results of 806 employers released...

Average monthly premium for single coverage $715IF YOU WORK for a Massachusetts company, it’s likely your employer offers health insurance. But it will cost you.Survey results of 806 employers released... READ MORE

Massachusetts employers offer health insurance 15% more than national average, CHIA report says

June 09, 2022     

Nearly three-quarters of Massachusetts companies offered health insurance to their employees at the start of 2022, which was 15% more than the national rate of 59%, according to a new...

Nearly three-quarters of Massachusetts companies offered health insurance to their employees at the start of 2022, which was 15% more than the national rate of 59%, according to a new... READ MORE

South Coast residents struggle to get health care, insurance

April 28, 2022     

- New CHIA data identifies geographic disparities.    IT IS BY now an axiom that Massachusetts residents have access to some of the best health care in the country. But actually getting...

- New CHIA data identifies geographic disparities.    IT IS BY now an axiom that Massachusetts residents have access to some of the best health care in the country. But actually getting... READ MORE

Covid relief funds kept some Massachusetts hospitals out of the red in 2020

April 15, 2022     

Three of the state's largest hospitals had expenses that outweighed revenue for the year that ended in September 2020, but were able to stay in the black with the help...

Three of the state's largest hospitals had expenses that outweighed revenue for the year that ended in September 2020, but were able to stay in the black with the help... READ MORE

Out-of-pocket spending for pregnancy care continues to grow in Massachusetts, report finds

March 31, 2022     

Out-of-pocket costs for pregnancy care are rising in Massachusetts, placing a harsher burden on families, a new report shows. Premiums and cost-sharing is rising more quickly than wages and salaries, according...

Out-of-pocket costs for pregnancy care are rising in Massachusetts, placing a harsher burden on families, a new report shows. Premiums and cost-sharing is rising more quickly than wages and salaries, according... READ MORE

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