Health Care Cost Woes in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe today reports on a poll of Massachusetts residents on the cost of health care.  In Massachusetts, where the percentage of residents insured is among the highest in the nation, almost one in 7 report that they owe money for health services they found unaffordable. The same percentage reported not filling a prescription because of out-of-pocket cost.  One in 11 reported that they avoided medical care because of money they already owed.  No surprise - the problem is worst for those with the lowest income.