MassBudget: Massachusetts' progress towards health insurance for all stalls
Some continue to encounter obstacles
September 24, 2018
Massachusetts' progress towards health insurance for all stalls
Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in making sure all its residents have health insurance, but progress has stalled. Further, some communities of color continue to encounter obstacles to getting health insurance and still see higher levels of uninsurance compared with the state overall.
A similar trend emerges when breaking the data down by race and ethnicity, and Latinx and Black or African American residents faced higher rates of uninsurance in 2017, suggesting obstacles to coverage. About 4.8 percent of Black or African American residents had no health insurance while 5.5 percent of Latinx residents had no health insurance - almost double the percentage of all residents without health insurance, 2.8 percent.
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