Mass. Leads Nation in Health Care Coverage

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center reports:

A larger percentage of people in Massachusetts have health care coverage than in any other state in the nation, according to data released by the Census Bureau today. Census estimates state that more than 94 percent of residents in the Commonwealth had health insurance in the 2007-2008 period, with Hawaii a distant second at just over 92 percent. Nationally, only 85 percent of people in the United States had health coverage in the 2007-2008 period.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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