Smart Government, or Socialized Medicine?

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/05/us/05mass.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
     
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    Seems reasonable enough to me.
     
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    Socialized medicine. Prepare to watch the healthcare in massachusetts start to suck, unless of course, medical companies screw other states to prop up the utopian lies.
     
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    It looks like a pretty reasonable approach for Massachussetts. It's still pretty liberal, but I've seen worse. Jersey requires you to take a client for insurance, no matter what, so people wait until they're sick to get insurance, driving the premiums sky high. Pennsylvania requires that insurance cover acupuncture and aromatherapy.

    I'm willing to sit back and see if this actually works before I slam it.
     
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    The main problem I see with this plan is compaines that have 10 employees or even 15 really can't afford healthcare premiums for their workers so those are hefty fines, and could seriously stifle small business. The only way around this would be to sub-contract their workers, and in many states that's not even really legal anymore.
     
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    Both parties are totally sold out to big business.
     

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