30 November 2005

The Massachusetts Health Care Plan

Massachusetts is considering a mandatory health insurance plan quite similar to one I've proposed in the past.

Under the Massachusetts plan, employers with ten or more employees would have to provide health insurance or pay a tax in lieu of that amount. The unique twist is that everyone else might be required to buy health insurance for themselves (with a subsidy available for lower income people).

As one supporter of the plan makes in the story, a single payer plan would be nice, but it isn't politically viable right now, but universal coverage is more important.

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