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Is there an Rx for coaxing young to buy health plans?
The Sacramento Bee

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Congress can mandate individuals to carry health insurance or pay a penalty, starting in 2014, all eyes turn to Massachusetts. That state has had a mandate since then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed it into law in 2006. Did people sign up for insurance when it took effect on July 1, 2007 – or did they choose to pay the penalty? And what about the group with the highest rates of no insurance, young adults in the 18-34 age range?