Massachusetts adult insurance rate rises.
That figure represents a significant increase over the estimated 86.6 percent of non-elderly Massachusetts adults who were insured in 2006. The survey also found reductions in emergency department visits and hospital inpatient stays as well as improvements in self-reported health status. But while access to care was generally better in 2010 than 2006, the number of respondents who had a general doctor visit dropped 3.5 percent between 2009 and 2010. There also was a significant increase in premium costs paid by workers, which reflects state lawmakers' decision to delay efforts to address lowering health costs.
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|Title Annotation:||STATES IN BRIEF|
|Publication:||The Nation's Health|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2012|
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