To Fix Health Care, Follow the States

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Author(s) Tim Pawlenty
Source The Washington Post
Date August 3, 2009
Quotes-start.png "Massachusetts's experience should caution Congress against focusing primarily on access. While the Massachusetts plan has reduced the number of uninsured people, costs have been dramatically higher than expected. The result? Increased taxes and fees. The Boston Globe has reported on a current short-term funding gap and the need to obtain a new federal bailout. Imagine the scope of tax increases, or additional deficit spending, if that approach is utilized for the entire country." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Act should be passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.