Report: Hurdles Remain To Full Healthcare In Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) _ A new report is highlighting some of the hurdles that remain to full health care in Massachusetts.
According to a report released this week by the Center for Health Information and Analysis, the state's rate of uninsured residents was 3.7 percent, well ahead of the national rate of 8.8 percent.
But it's not all great news.
The report found one out of every 10 Massachusetts residents remains underinsured. There are also racial gaps in coverage.
The report also found more than three in 10 respondents missed an annual dental visit and that more than a third of those who visited an emergency room in the past 12 months went there for a non-emergency condition _ most because they could not get a doctor's appointment or because they needed after-hours care.