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Massachusetts-Style Coverage Expansion: What Would It Cost in California?

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Publication Date: April 2006

Publisher(s): California HealthCare Foundation

Author(s): Ed Neuschler; Rick Curtis

Series: Issue Brief

Topic: Health (Health care planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Massachusetts California


In April 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to require all residents to obtain insurance. The plan has drawn national attention and sparked debate about whether a similar approach could work in California, which has 6.5 million uninsured resident