1) There has been a dramatic expansion of health insurance, reducing the uninsurance rate by 60-70%.
2) No change in wait times for general an internal medicine practitioners have been observed.
3) The share of the population with a usual source of care, receiving preventative care, and receiving dental care all rose.
4) The rate of utilization of emergency care fell modestly.
5) There has been a 40% decline in uncompensated care.
6) The proportion of the population with employer-sponsored health insurance increased by 0.6%.
7) The rate of employer offers of coverage grew from 70% to 76%.
8) Mandate compliance has been very high: 98% compliance in reporting via tax filings of obtaining coverage or paying penalties.
9) The administrative costs of health reform have been low. Overall implementation costs have been close to expectations.
10) Premiums have fallen dramatically in the non-group market.
11) Though group premiums have risen, they have not increased faster than one would expect from increases in other states in the region.
Just a little reality check. Looks like in general it's been a net positive for Massachusetts. Gotta love that coverage and number of people receiving preventive care rose without increasing wait times for GPs.