A new report out of Massachusetts concludes that people there are paying more for their health insurance, at the same time that the services covered by their insurance are declining. Here’s a picture from a Kaiser summary of the report:
The Kaiser story also points out that a big problem in Massachusetts is that people continue to receive care at the most expensive hospitals and clinics, rather than local centers that would be much more affordable. Remember: Massachusetts is several years ahead of the rest of the country, in adopting the kind of changes that are part of Obamacare. Keep your eyes on Massachusetts, as it struggles to control these costs. Because that may be where the rest of the country is headed soon.