Cos (cos) wrote in baystate,

"The Massachusetts Way"

Totally by coincidence, the New York Times had an editorial about the Massachusetts health insurance program the day before I created this community, though I didn't notice it 'til today:
    The pioneering Massachusetts program to provide health insurance for all citizens looks more and more successful with each passing month.

    The number of uninsured has dropped - Massachusetts now has the lowest rate in the nation - and so have the number of those who turn to costly emergency rooms for routine care. And while the state has had to seek additional sources of revenue - mainly because of the program's popularity - the gains in the first 21 months suggest that the plan could become a model for universal health coverage for other states or the nation.

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