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Governors tout state health reform efforts
Modern Healthcare - Jennifer Lubell

With national health reform still out of reach, state governors were more than willing to discuss how they’ve made progress in their own jurisdictions to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality. To date, Massachusetts’ universal healthcare plan, which builds on a “strong private insurance market,” has insured nearly 98% of its residents, Gov. Deval Patrick said during a session on healthcare and the economy at the National Governors Association’s meeting in Washington. “I don’t think there’s any other state that can catch us.”