Massachusetts poll shows concern over health costs

Chelsea Conaboy, Boston Globe, June 12, 2012 Fourteen percent of sick adults in Massachusetts were unable to get health care they needed in the past year, according to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and others. More than 7 in 10 of those who said they could not get treatment cited financial reasons, saying they could not afford the out-of-pocket costs or their insurer refused to cover the test or treatment. “In a state that prides itself on universal coverage, it’s a finding you wouldn’t expect to see,” said Robert J. Blendon ... Massachusetts