Was Mitt Romney right? Questions about Massachusetts as model for national health plan

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Republican Mitt Romney warned during the 2012 campaign that Massachusetts’ groundbreaking health reform, which Romney signed into law as governor in 2006, would never work for the country as a whole. Democrats widely dismissed Romney’s comments as politically opportunistic. Now, given the host of problems that have accompanied the rollout of President Obama’s plan, which he modeled after Massachusetts’, insurance and hospital executives, state legislators, and others around the country are raising the question: Was the Bay State, in hindsight, really the best blueprint for the nation?

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