How's the great Bay State health care plan going? Today's Boston Globe has the latest: "Health costs to rise again – Insurers to boost rates about 10% - Shift of expenses to workers likely"
(That's good stuff: "likely.")
The higher insurance costs undermine a key tenet of the state’s landmark health care law passed two years ago, as well as President Obama’s effort to overhaul health care. In addition to mandating insurance for most residents, the Massachusetts bill sought to rein in health care costs. With Washington looking to the Massachusetts experience, fears about higher costs have become a stumbling block to passing a national health care bill.Whew, bad timing for this opinion piece from Governor Deval Patrick: "Massachusetts is a health-reform model." But if you read it, you'll discover that the Bay State is poised to address the rising cost of health care...soon. Some had argued that this minor detail should have been addressed before passing legislation, but you'll see it will all work out.