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Mandatory Health Insurance: Wrong for Massachusetts, Wrong for America

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In April 2006, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to require that all of its residents purchase health insurance. This mandatory insurance was the centerpiece of a %u201Cuniversal%u201D health care law hailed by analysts as an %u201Cinnovative bipartisan plan.%u201D1 Republican governor (and former presidential candidate) Mitt Romney proclaimed …