Governor Deval Patrick
The Next Phase of Massachusetts Healthcare Reform

Summary

Five years ago, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to require that residents have health insurance. The legislation served as a model for national leaders and President Barack Obama as they hashed out and passed the U.S. healthcare law. While federal budget battles and repeal threats shadow the national law, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick explored in this Forum webcast two important themes for the future of the state’s healthcare reform — containing costs while increasing quality.

Background Articles

  • John Knox

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