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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

Frequent flyers account for 9.4% of ER visits - Report says average length of stay was 4.2 hours

September 17, 2021     

 AS STATE POLICYMAKERS seek ways to slow the growth in health care costs and improve access to care, a new report by the Center for Health Information and Analysis on...

 AS STATE POLICYMAKERS seek ways to slow the growth in health care costs and improve access to care, a new report by the Center for Health Information and Analysis on... READ MORE

State report: Over half of Mass. residents have unmet health-related social needs

June 30, 2021     

  A new state report has found more than half of Massachusetts residents have unmet health-related social needs.  The new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis used the 2019...

  A new state report has found more than half of Massachusetts residents have unmet health-related social needs.  The new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis used the 2019... READ MORE

New state dashboard puts health cost variances under scrutiny

June 30, 2021     

  The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has released its annual update of provider price variation in the Massachusetts commercial health insurance market.  The dashboard, which is available online, has...

  The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has released its annual update of provider price variation in the Massachusetts commercial health insurance market.  The dashboard, which is available online, has... READ MORE

Solutions to Health Care Price Variations Show Divide

June 29, 2021     

  Lawrence General Hospital receives around $100 from insurers for performing a chest X-ray, while Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital gets $180, Sen. Barry Finegold told his fellow lawmakers on Tuesday. "I ask...

  Lawrence General Hospital receives around $100 from insurers for performing a chest X-ray, while Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital gets $180, Sen. Barry Finegold told his fellow lawmakers on Tuesday. "I ask... READ MORE

CHIA Report: For Many, Having Health Insurance is Not Enough

April 29, 2021     

While Massachusetts ranks high among the states in terms of residents with health insurance, one in four insured residents here reported forgoing health care that they felt was needed due...

While Massachusetts ranks high among the states in terms of residents with health insurance, one in four insured residents here reported forgoing health care that they felt was needed due... READ MORE

Report: Mass. Health Care Costs Rose 4.3 Percent in 2019

March 25, 2021     

Hospitals Helped Drive Spending Total to $64.1 Billion .....Spending on health care in Massachusetts hit $64.1 billion in 2019, a 4.3 percent increase that exceeded a state cost-control target and...

Hospitals Helped Drive Spending Total to $64.1 Billion .....Spending on health care in Massachusetts hit $64.1 billion in 2019, a 4.3 percent increase that exceeded a state cost-control target and... READ MORE

MassHealth Enrollment Up, Private Insurance Down In Pandemic

November 24, 2020     

 The number of people with MassHealth as their primary health insurance grew by about 10% from March through September, a spike a state agency attributes largely to federal COVID-19 legislation.A monthly...

 The number of people with MassHealth as their primary health insurance grew by about 10% from March through September, a spike a state agency attributes largely to federal COVID-19 legislation.A monthly... READ MORE

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