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Edwin Amenta

Can Mass. health plan go national?

By Edwin Amenta
April 8, 2006

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NOW THAT the Massachusetts Legislature has passed a law requiring health insurance, is this possible for the United States? It is worth asking, because innovative state action was the harbinger for America's most successful social reform -- Social Security, which passed in 1935 and covered almost all workers by 1950. Proponents of insuring the 45 million Americans that remain uncovered ... (Full article: 724 words)

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