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Reform and Massachusetts

New York Times, April 26, 2010

Four years after Massachusetts enacted its ambitious healthcare reform, the state has achieved its goal of covering most of the uninsured without seriously straining its budget. But Massachusetts also needs to figure out how to rein in the escalating costs of medical care and health insurance, according to this editorial published by the New York Times. The new national reform law includes many provisions designed, over time, to reduce costs, but Massachusetts will have to move sooner, the article states.