Safety Net Still Full After Mass. Healthcare Reform  HealthDest

Safety Net Still Full After Mass. Healthcare Reform HealthDest

Safety Net Still Full After Mass. Healthcare Reform

Despite universal healthcare, more patients in Massachusetts are using safety-net facilities such as hospitals and community health centers for medical care, researchers found.

Massachusetts enacted healthcare reform legislation in 2006 and now less than 2% of the states residents are uninsured, but the total number of patients served by community health centers increased by 31% between 2005 and 2009, according to a study published in the August 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

The study yet another to use the states experience as a prognosticator for national healthcare reform sought to answer the question: What...read more!Article source: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/PracticeManagement/27966

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