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New National Report on Local Initiatives to Help Uninsured

New National Report on Local Initiatives to Help Uninsured

July 8, 2005

The National Health Policy Forum has a good, new report examinging local initiatives around the nation to provide coverage for the uninsured. [Local coverage Initiatives: Solution or Band-Aid for the Uninsured?] It contains some interesting new ideas and models such as the "three share model" -- employers and employees each contribute 30% and the public sponsor contributes 40%. (Muskegon County in Michigan). Relevance for Massachusetts -- who knows? We're a boiling cauldron of new ideas these days, so how about a few more?