Toward Universal Coverage in Massachusetts

Linda J. Blumberg, John Holahan, Alan Weil, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Matthew Buettgens, Fredric Blavin, Stephen Zuckerman
  • INQUIRY The Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing, May 2006, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.5034/inquiryjrnl_43.2.102

Toward Universal Coverage in Massachusetts: Alternatives

What is it about?

This paper presents several options designed to help the Commonwealth of Massachusetts move to universal health insurance coverage. We show that an individual mandate, and an employer mandate combined with an individual mandate, both would yield universal coverage with a relatively small increase in government. The development of these alternatives and their analyses contributed to the eventual health care compromise that emerged in Massachusetts in April 2006.

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