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Old 07-01-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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“Massachusetts, more than any other state, is having an aggressive dialogue about how to reduce the rate of growth in health care spending,” said John McDonough, director of Harvard’s Center for Public Health Leadership, who helped craft the federal legislation. “The health reform law created such a spotlight on the state’s health care system and right away, everybody – business and insurers – recognized the most destabilizing thing that could happen to undermine reform was if health care costs continued to spiral out of control.”

Court approval of health law sets national stage for the cost limits that Massachusetts is seeking - The Boston Globe

I keep hearing the supporters of the new health reforms saying that it was modeled after Massachusetts' successful system. But how successful is the Massachusetts system? Costs seems to have been a big issue with their system since it began so how will they get their cost under control in that state? Won't America as a whole experiance similar problems with "Obamacare"?

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Ed Markey from Mass. is a tranquilizer.


Dec. 2, 2011: Markey questions if Keystone pipeline will really aid in US economic, nat'l security - YouTube
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: MASSACHUSETTS
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It was successful for me because I got free healthcare for 2 years. I'm happy to live in a state where our politicians care about us and we care about each other, not just our selfish selves!


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Old 07-01-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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I keep hearing the supporters of the new health reforms saying that it was modeled after Massachusetts' successful system. But how successful is the Massachusetts system? Costs seems to have been a big issue with their system since it began so how will they get their cost under control in that state? Won't America as a whole experiance similar problems with "Obamacare"?
"Molded after" is a far cry from the details of each.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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"Molded after" is a far cry from the details of each.
How have you heard the national plan being able to control costs better than what we're seeing in Mass?
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Surely, Republicans will insist that it has been a costly, vast failure. But look who they're running for president, who signed for RomneyCare in Massachusetts?
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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They on average pay the LEAST for their healthcare out of any state. With aging relatives in the area, I can somewhat attest to the system's generosity, for what it's worth.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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They on average pay the LEAST for their healthcare out of any state. With aging relatives in the area, I can somewhat attest to the system's generosity, for what it's worth.
You might find this info interesting:


PolitiFact Rhode Island | Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts says Massachusetts health care cost increases are below the national average following adoption of the state
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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It was successful for me because I got free healthcare for 2 years. I'm happy to live in a state where our politicians care about us and we care about each other, not just our selfish selves!


How is your celebrating that YOU got free healthcare for 2 years not you caring about your selfish self? You seem fixated on what benefit you have received and not whether it had improved healthcare for your fellow citizens. Do you have any concrete facts showing that it has? Or are you just concerned about your experience?
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: NJ
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How is your celebrating that YOU got free healthcare for 2 years not you caring about your selfish self?



He thought JFK's line was "Ask not what you can do for your country..."..
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