'Romneycare' didn't rein in costs
Some who are closely watching Massachusetts are more candid about the state's health law—and they say it has some serious problems. The law's failure to rein in health care costs is widely acknowledged by nonpartisan analysts, as well as conservative critics. Emergency room use has gone up, not down—undermining the law's effort to get that problem under control by expanding coverage. Detractors in the Bay State also say the law has done little to dent the surging demand seen by the state's largest safety-net hospitals.
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