Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Massachusetts' Public Health Reform

A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health reported a significant decline in the number of deaths in Massachusetts, after the implementation  of Massachusetts' health reform policies. This study sheds light on the highly debated topic of public health reform and whether expanding the reach of health insurance can preserve lives. Learn more about the published medical study...
In the first four years after Massachusetts instituted comprehensive health reform in 2006, mortality in the state decreased by 2.9% compared with similar populations in states that didn't expand health coverage, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. They estimated that Massachusetts' health reform law, which provided near-universal coverage, has prevented approximately 320 deaths per year - one life saved for each 830 people gaining insurance. 

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