Healthcare plan needs dose of common sense

Angell, Marcia
February 2007
Massachusetts Nurse;Feb2007, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p2
The author reflects on the new plan for universal health care coverage in Massachusetts. She argues that private insurers are competing not by offering better health care but only to avoid high-risk individuals and shifting costs to other payers in a form of high deductibles and copayments. She stresses that the system must be changed inorder to expand insurance coverage while controlling the cost.


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