From Maryland Matters
By Bruce DePuyt
October 16, 2019
Massachusetts has long been a national leader in health policy. According to state officials, the Kaiser Family Foundation and others, only 3 percent of Massachusetts residents lack health coverage, the fewest of any state.
According to Kaiser, Maryland is ranked 10th in the nation, with 6 percent of its population uninsured. Nationally, 9 percent of the population lacks health insurance. In Alaska, Oklahoma and Texas, the rate of uninsured is closer to 15 percent.
But a decades-long push by Massachusetts politicians, advocates and the private sector has paid dividends, members of the Maryland commission were told by a Bay State delegation on Tuesday.Last modified: October 16, 2019