How well did the Massachusetts plan work?
Massachusetts has a little over 2% of the USA's population, so if we multiply that $350 million by 50, to cover 100% of the population with it, the cost would be $17.5 Billion.
A $17.5 Billion dollar plan that would work just as well as the proposed $1 Trillion Plan? Now that's a good idea!
Let's whip out the calculator, and figure up how much each plan would cost per person in the USA...
$57 - Price of a Massachusetts-style program, per person.
$3628 -Price of an Obama-style program, per person.
Which would you rather pay?
So, should a plan like this one be adopted federally, instead of Obama's nationalized healthcare plan?
That's fantastic, as much as I am not a fan of Taxachusetts it's a pretty comprehensive well thought out plan. I hadn't heard about this plan, when was the legislature passed?
Now you're talking. This is how it happened in Canada too. I think it was Saskatchewan who came up with an example of how to do it, and turned out to be a model for others to discuss and deliberate. So perhaps the US does already have its own model and all that needs to be done is to deliberate how it can be made to work in the other States as well.
I wonder why the media did not make much more of the Massachusetts plan? Maybe it could have been added as an option for comment when all those polls were conducted?