What lessons can we learn from Massachusetts universal healthcare legislation Learn more
In 2014 Americans are expected to begin purchasing health insurance through newly-created marketplaces. Questions remain about how employers and workers will react when the health insurance marketplace go live. While each state and industry is different, Massachusetts’ experience with its 2006 universal coverage law offers clues as to what we can expect. In the seven years since Massachusetts enacted its law, the number of people covered by insurance through the workplace increased by about 1%, running counter to the rest of the nation, which saw employer-based insurance decline.
PwC's Health Research Institute shares deeper analysis and draws parallels between the 2006 Massachusetts universal coverage law and the Affordable Care Act in our report Massachusetts Experience: Employer-sponsored health insurance post-reform. For additional background read our 2012 report, Health Insurance Exchanges: Long on options, short on time.
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