Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter Bookmark and Share   Feed

Tuesday, 12th August 2008

Copy Massachusetts' health reform? Not so fast, researchers say

Copy Massachusetts' health reform? Not so fast, researchers say
Source: Physicians for a National Health Plan

Citing the failure of seven state-based health reforms over the past two decades - initiatives that bear a strong resemblance to the Massachusetts health reform of 2006 - a group of Massachusetts-based researchers cautions that early declarations of the latter’s success may be premature.

In an article titled “State Heath Reform Flatlines,” published in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Health Services, three researchers, two of whom teach at Harvard Medical School, examine the experiences of earlier reforms in Massachusetts, Oregon, Minnesota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington state and Maine. The plans were enacted from 1988 through 2003.

All seven reforms, which when launched were widely trumpeted by political leaders and leading newspapers as breakthroughs in providing universal health care, were based on the expansion of private insurance coverage, the authors say. But in each case the plan had little impact on the state’s number of uninsured persons and produced no sustained improvements in delivering care.

+ Full Report (PDF; 149 KB)


Category:

Views: 154




Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"The CoP provides a great opportunity to talk, listen and share ideas. It is beneficial to get input from peers. You do pick up feedback from ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »