Massachusetts will cover legal immigrants

October 2009
Work-Life Newsbrief & Trend Report;Oct2009, p2
The article focuses on the successful health care program in Massachusetts as reflected by the 97.4% of its residents who have coverage. It emphasizes that the large number of newly insured individuals being enrolled in employer plans signifies the first increase in employment-based insurance in decades. It also notes Massachusetts is among the four states in the U.S. that offers health coverage for legal immigrants, an achievement considered by state governor Deval Patrick to be extraordinary.


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