Mass. plan no miracle
By Roger Bybee at Jul 06, 2009
No miracle in Mass.
The program was predicated on a strong individual mandate to purchase insurance, subsidies for the poor to cover them, and trivial fines for employers who refuse to supply health insurance.
But like other at least six other state-level "universal" plans that soon collapsed the
As a result, the
"Prevention, disease management, computers, and a health insurance exchange were supposed to make reform affordable."
"Instead, costs have skyrocketed, rising 23% between 2005 and 2007, and the insurance exchange adds 4% for its own administrative costs on top of the already high overhead charged by private insurers. As a result, one in five