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April 7, 2006
We're a little late on this one, but this morning it became clear that Massachusetts passed what amounts to universal health care for all citizens of the commonwealth. Only one percent of MA residents will now be uninsured. If your income is below 300% of the poverty line, you're all set, no insurance worries. Another great part of the bill is a surcharge on businesses that don't insure their employees. The $295 per employee is not enough to make providing insurance cost effective, but it's nice to know there will be some retribution. Andrew Sullivan has some interesting thoughts on how this will affect the insurance industry.Aside: After a cursory scan of the left side of the political blogosphere, it seems that this pretty big story is pretty under-represented. Could this be because the law is going to be signed by Republican Governor and probable Presidential candidate Mitt Romney? No credit for the enemy?
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