by Lori Robertson
| Mar. 26, 2011
It has been nearly five years since Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signed the state's landmark health care law amid the political flourish of a fife and drum corps and 300 guests in Boston’s Faneuil Hall. The overhaul is largely seen as a blueprint ...
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I doubt many people will take the time to read this summary of the facts fully: it's a lot to take in. In fact, most people will probably stop with the summary. This is, however, an important bit of research and provides a useful starting point going into election season.
One of the challenges of a piece like this, though, is in assessing the accuracy of claims that are necessarily difficult to pin down. What does it mean to do "a great job covering the uninsured"? And what does "bad for business" mean? The answers to these question contain ideological elements that can't be denied. And when the evidence includes such ambiguous facts as "there's been 'very little outcry' from employers who have been supportive of the ... More »
what is good about this is that there is actual information included about the massachusetts health care law, and the differences between it and the one recently passed as the national law. the details are thrown in to try to follow a structure of claims about the massachusetts law, which, because the facts about claims are difficult to assess, are not organized in a way easy for the reader to follow or sort out in relative importance or even difference.