Cost and Coverage: The Impact of Implementing Various State Health Care Reform Proposals Nationally. A Model Combining Certain Features of the Massachusetts Plan


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being watched closely after the recent implementation of their health care reform initiative.  In April 2006 the Commonwealth enacted legislation that is aimed at providing nearly universal coverage for their residents.  There are many different components to the plan, many of which we have discussed and modeled in previous sections of this paper.  Due to the extraordinary interest in the impact of this reform effort, ASPE worked with The Lewin Group to model a national health reform initiative with many, but not all, of the elements in the Massachusetts plan.

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