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Learning from Massachusetts’ Health Care Experiment
The Health Care Blog

Former Gov. Mitt Romney has taken considerable heat during the Republican primaries for the health-care legislation that passed while he was in office. Sadly, election-year politics have overshadowed the real lessons of Massachusetts’ experiment. The core question then-Gov. Romney was trying to answer was this: Should Massachusetts continue to pay hospitals more than $1 billion a year to care for the poor, or should it create a way for individuals to purchase their own insurance?