Is Massachusetts Health Care a Microcosm for Alaska?

(New England Journal of Medicine) Massachusetts was the first state to enact near-universal health care coverage in 2006. Since then, premiums have increased and employment in the health care occupations (excluding nurses) and patient care occupations has risen dramatically. This rise in administrative/ancillary occupations may be caused by the administrative burden caused by this reform. But did patient wait times increase and was access to health care better or worse before this change? (read more…)