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Massachusetts is to provide health care for 99% of population

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:869
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    After months of wrangling between the governor and law makers, both houses of the Massachusetts state legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill last week requiring all state residents to get healthcare coverage by 1 July 2007.

    The plan was worked out with input from Democratic law makers, the governor (the Republican Mitt Romney), the Democratic senator Edward Kennedy, insurance companies, academics, businesses, hospitals, and advocates for poor people, including religious leaders.

    The plan is projected to …

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