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Chapter three of the “Health of Massachusetts” looks at the impact of universal health care across the Commonwealth. The aim of health care reform is to improve the health of our residents by providing wider access to health care and preventative services, and by controlling health care costs with early diagnosis and treatment. We know that whether or not someone has health insurance plays a key role not just in their ability to access health care, but in their overall health. Adults who do not have health insurance are more likely to have poor health, suffer from chronic diseases, and delay getting needed medical attention for an illness or injury, when compared to people who have health insurance.

 

In this chapter we look at how health care reform has changed the lives of our residents. We examine the number of residents who do and do not have health insurance, look at information about who is getting preventative screenings and provide data on how many of us are regularly seeing our health care providers.

 

Visit www.mass.gov/dph/healthofmassachusetts to learn more and find additional resources on the topics covered in chapter three.

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