Massachusetts Residents Without Health Insurance Coverage: Understanding Those at Risk of Long-Term Uninsurance

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Cover of Massachusetts Residents Without Health Insurance Coverage: Understanding Those at Risk of Long-Term Uninsurance
Michael Chin, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Audrey Gasteier, MS
Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority

Health insurance coverage data from state tax filings for 2011 and 2012 is used to address a gap in research that has focused on health insurance coverage in a given 12-month period and to provide a better understanding of the population in Massachusetts that is prone to remain uninsured over consecutive years. There has been very limited research focused on quantifying and understanding individuals who may be chronically uninsured for more than 12 months.