Your editorial lauds the Massachusetts health care reforms as “off to a good start” and “heartening.” The editorial addresses the reforms’ higher‐than‐projected costs thus:
“The shortfall occurred mostly because the state underestimated the number of uninsured residents and how fast low‐income people would sign up for subsidized coverage. It is a warning to other states to keep projections realistic.”
I’m sorry, but if states can low‐ball the cost of reforms to get them enacted, and still get praised by the paper of record, that’s exactly what they’ll do. Some “warning.”
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