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CHIA: Black, Hispanic people in Mass. far more likely to visit the ER - Boston Business Journal

December 01, 2022     

A new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis found that Hispanic people and Black people are significantly more likely to visit the emergency department for non-emergency care.   Compared...

A new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis found that Hispanic people and Black people are significantly more likely to visit the emergency department for non-emergency care.   Compared... READ MORE

New survey reveals stark racial disparities among those who rely on ERs for health care

November 30, 2022     

Black and Hispanic residents were far more likely than white residents to visit hospital emergency departments for care, even before the pandemic, according to a new state analysis released Wednesday.  The...

Black and Hispanic residents were far more likely than white residents to visit hospital emergency departments for care, even before the pandemic, according to a new state analysis released Wednesday.  The... READ MORE

How States Are Holding Payers And Providers Accountable For Health Cost Growth | Health Affairs

November 01, 2022     

State policy makers have long searched for effective strategies to control health care costs. Since the 1970s, health spending growth has consistently exceeded growth in the gross domestic product. The...

State policy makers have long searched for effective strategies to control health care costs. Since the 1970s, health spending growth has consistently exceeded growth in the gross domestic product. The... READ MORE

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     

 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 pandemic with the latest data...

 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 pandemic with the latest data... 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. A newly released...

 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. A newly released... 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. Well over two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, Massachusetts hospitals are still battling...

 The Massachusetts HA is advocating for additional government relief to get through the financial crisis hurting Massachusetts hospitals. Well over two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, Massachusetts hospitals are still battling... 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

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