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The Young Person's Guide to Health Insurance

 

For people in their late teens and twenties, getting health insurance can be a lot like a lottery . . . If you’re lucky, your parents have a good plan that covers you while you are in school or your employer picks up the tab. If you’re not, your options shrink to two: a plan offering good coverage that you can’t afford, or a plan you can afford that covers little to nothing.Starting this year, under the new health care law, young people will gain access to new, previously unavailable health insurance options. To make the most of those new choices, you need to learn the facts. This guide is designed to help you do that.

Report | Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP) | Budget, Health Care, Higher Ed

Student Health Program Baseline Report

The Student Health Program Baseline Report is the first comprehensive report on the Student Health Program (SHP). The report  aims to provide an overview of the Program's enrollment and financial performance at Massachusetts colleges and universities, as well as serve as a baseline for SHP comparisons in the future improving transparency within the SHP marketplace.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

MASSPIRG advocates closing student health care loophole, ensuring quality affordable insurance for Bay State students

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) argued for quality and affordable student health insurance plans at a legislative hearing in Boston today.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

MASSPIRG Statement on the Passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Senator Ted Kennedy's brother once said, "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Small Businesses Crushed by Rising Health Costs

Small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs, and feel left out of the current health care debate in Washington, according to a new report released today by MASSPIRG, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Consumer Group Praises House’s Introduction of Strong Health Care Reform Bill

MASSPIRG welcomed the release today of the U.S. House’s final draft of its health care reform bill.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Gaps in Medical Research Result in Poorer Care and Higher Costs

If you are a consumer and you want to buy a blender or a new car, there are dozens of research studies available comparing cost, effectiveness, reliability, and durability.

But if you are a doctor dealing with your patient’s high blood pressure, hearing loss, depression or prostate cancer, you have few places – and in some case, nowhere – to turn.

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