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Massachusetts’ pioneering health plan turns 1

USA Today, June 30, 2008

July 1 marks the one-year anniversary of the deadline for most Massachusetts residents to carry health coverage, and those who don't face tax penalties. Since the program began, the percentage of uninsured adults has dropped by nearly half, from 13% to 7%, according to studies cited by the state. Yet the Massachusetts experiment, enacted in 2006, still faces a huge challenge: costs.