White Coat Notes
Doubts weaken health cost data
Some health policy analysts and provider groups cheered last year when results from a 2010 national survey of employers showed that Massachusetts no longer had the most expensive health insurance coverage in the country. But the latest survey data show that the family plans offered through Massachusetts employers once again cost more, on average, than in any other state. “I’m not surprised,” said John McDonough, director of the Center for Public Health Leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health.