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Massachusetts health coverage still high

Boston Globe, June 9, 2010
Massachusetts residents have largely been able to hang on to health insurance, despite the deep and lingering recession and widespread unemployment, according to a study released yesterday by the Urban Institute. Based on a survey last fall, the report concluded that 4.8% of Massachusetts adults, age 18 to 64, were uninsured, largely unchanged from a year earlier and still the lowest in the nation. A 2006 law extended subsidized coverage to thousands of low and moderate-income Massachusetts residents who previously did not qualify for assistance.