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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

Independent hospitals are ‘one crisis away’ from financial instability - The Boston Globe

March 30, 2022     

Many of the state’s small and independent hospitals, buffeted by two years of heavy losses during the pandemic, are facing a significant financial crunch and fear they may not be...

Many of the state’s small and independent hospitals, buffeted by two years of heavy losses during the pandemic, are facing a significant financial crunch and fear they may not be... READ MORE

Massachusetts hospital readmission rates increased in 2020, finds report

March 24, 2022     

 Mass General Brigham, the largest hospital system and owner of Massachusetts General Hospital, reported an RSRR of 16%. The rehospitalization rate in Massachusetts ticked up in 2020, reflecting "the anomaly...

 Mass General Brigham, the largest hospital system and owner of Massachusetts General Hospital, reported an RSRR of 16%. The rehospitalization rate in Massachusetts ticked up in 2020, reflecting "the anomaly... READ MORE

Report: Relief Funds Minimized Hospital Losses in 2020

March 14, 2022     

As Pandemic Took Hold, Prescription Costs Rose While Overall Health Care Spending Fell.....A new state report provides a snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic's early impacts on the health care system...

As Pandemic Took Hold, Prescription Costs Rose While Overall Health Care Spending Fell.....A new state report provides a snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic's early impacts on the health care system... READ MORE

Massachusetts spent $1.5 billion less on health care in first year of pandemic

March 14, 2022     

Massachusetts spent $1.5 billion less on health care in 2020 than 2019, the first time health care spending decreased since state officials began tracking the information in 2013.The decrease came...

Massachusetts spent $1.5 billion less on health care in 2020 than 2019, the first time health care spending decreased since state officials began tracking the information in 2013.The decrease came... READ MORE

Black and Hispanic Mass. residents face disparities with health care access, report finds

December 16, 2021     

  Black and Hispanic residents in Massachusetts struggle to pay medical bills, find it harder to access doctor appointments and have patchier health coverage than their white counterparts, according to a...

  Black and Hispanic residents in Massachusetts struggle to pay medical bills, find it harder to access doctor appointments and have patchier health coverage than their white counterparts, according to a... READ MORE

Health insurance rates lag among Mass. residents of color, study finds

December 16, 2021     

 Only 89% of Black and 82% of Hispanic residents reported having 12 or more months of continuous health insurance coverage in Massachusetts pre-pandemic, compared to 95.6% of white respondents. Even though...

 Only 89% of Black and 82% of Hispanic residents reported having 12 or more months of continuous health insurance coverage in Massachusetts pre-pandemic, compared to 95.6% of white respondents. Even though... READ MORE

Report finds Hispanic residents have harder time getting health care

December 16, 2021     

  - CHIA identifies racial disparities in access, insurance - - - HISPANIC RESIDENTS IN Massachusetts have experienced some of the most significant struggles in obtaining timely, affordable health care in an...

  - CHIA identifies racial disparities in access, insurance - - - HISPANIC RESIDENTS IN Massachusetts have experienced some of the most significant struggles in obtaining timely, affordable health care in an... READ MORE

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