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Mass. Healthcare a Very Costly 'Success'

The Massachusetts experiment in near-universal heath care is showing results. Hundreds of thousands have signed up for coverage and the percentage of uninsured adults in the state has dropped by almost half. A recent statewide survey showed a 71 percent approval rating for the initiative. But the program has not just exceeded expectations, it's exceeded cost projections by $300 million.

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Martha Bebinger
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