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.
Massachusetts’ Pioneering Role Continues: Mapping A Path To Cost Containment
John Auerbach, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Hurmon Hamilton, President, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
Nancy Kane, Professor of Management, Harvard School of Public Health
John McDonough, Director, Center for Public Health Leadership, Harvard School of Public Health
Part of: Policy Controversies.
- A Partisan Subtext Tinges Health Law’s Fifth Anniversary
- Fifty-nine Percent Support Massachusetts Landmark 2006 Health Reform Law
HSPH/Boston Globe poll
- Poll Shows Strong Support for MA Health Reform Law
HSPH/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation poll
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