Need to Know’s medical correspondent, Dr. Emily Senay, travels to Massachusetts to examine how that state’s health care system is working six years after the legislature there adopted an individual mandate requiring individuals to buy health insurance and businesses to provide it or face fines.
The individual mandate is part of the federal healthcare plan championed by the Obama administration that is now under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Massachusetts’s plan was adopted when GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was that state’s governor.
Help Wanted is an ongoing series tied to the day the national unemployment figures are released. The series will continue on the first Friday of every month through Election Day 2012, to coincide with the jobs report.
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