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Governor Mitt Romney signed most of a sweeping new healthcare bill into law in April even as healthcare specialists expressed concern that the plan could start losing money in three years. The bill, which required all state residents to have health insurance by July 1, 2007, made headlines nationwide and made Massachusetts the first state to try to insure nearly all of its residents through an individual mandate to buy insurance. <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> Read the story
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Governor Mitt Romney signed most of a sweeping new healthcare bill into law in April even as healthcare specialists expressed concern that the plan could start losing money in three years. The bill, which required all state residents to have health insurance by July 1, 2007, made headlines nationwide and made Massachusetts the first state to try to insure nearly all of its residents through an individual mandate to buy insurance. Read the story
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