The Massachusetts Lesson on Fixing Health Care

Affordable health care for all U.S. residents is well within our reach. You’d never know this by listening to the polarizing debates among Presidential candidates. In March, the rhetoric will get harsher as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on whether it’s legal to make all Americans purchase health insurance, a pillar of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. We’ll also have the spectacle of several Presidential candidates repudiating the health care overhaul Mitt Romney himself promoted as governor of Massachusetts. Those reforms, in many ways, were the model for the national law that’s on the firing line.

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