In 2006 Massachusetts initiated major health care reforms. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation report, Massachusetts now has the lowest rate of uninsured residents in the country and a greater percentage of adults receiving preventative care. The Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 aims to increase coverage and affordability of medical insurance to all Americans. But the question remains- why are we paying more for health care than other industrialized nations but not any healthier?
Guests: Jim Purcell, former CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Professor Renee Landers, Director of Suffolk University Law School’s Health & Biomedical Law Concentration.