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Healthcare cost increases dominate Mass. budget debate

Controlling them said key to keeping universal coverage

Jessica Kuznick of Arlington, whose husband has been laid off from work and who is seven months' pregnant with the couple's second child, wonders how proposed changes to Massachusetts' subsidized health insurance program will affect her family. Jessica Kuznick of Arlington, whose husband has been laid off from work and who is seven months' pregnant with the couple's second child, wonders how proposed changes to Massachusetts' subsidized health insurance program will affect her family. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)
By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / March 26, 2008

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When Massachusetts launched its landmark universal health insurance initiative nearly two years ago, the state put off addressing rising costs so it could expand coverage immediately. Now those costs are dominating the discussion as the state faces a recession and pivotal funding decisions that could make or break health reform. (Full article: 1006 words)

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