Health care reform study: Massachusetts health insurance exchange fails to cut costs

March 10, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The conservative Pioneer Institute releases a report stating that the Massachusetts health insurance exchange has failed to attract small businesses, isn't controlling rising health insurance costs and faces imminent budgetary threats from national health care reform.

Health care reform

The Massachusetts health care reform law has been successful in reducing the ranks of the uninsured, but the benefit exchange set up by the landmark 2006 legislation has failed in its mission to reduce costs and faces serious hurdles from federal health care reform changes, according to a Boston, Mass.-based think tank.

The Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research relayed those findings in a report, "Fixing the Massachusetts Health Exchange," released last night at an event at Harvard Medical School.

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