Massachusetts health insurance
The Bay State's health ranking holds steady at #4
June 11, 2014
How healthy is living in Massachusetts? For the second year running, it’s the fourth-healthiest state according to the United Health Foundation’s comparison of health status across the 50 states.
Why Massachusetts was ranked #4
The state has a long list of positive factors that’s keeping it near the top of the rankings. Notably, it’s the state with the lowest percentage of uninsured residents (3.8 percent), has one of the lowest obesity rates in the nation, and lowest rate for occupational fatalities.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Massachusetts.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Massachusetts health quality findings.
In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impactsMassachusetts here.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Massachusetts, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.