States taking on health insurance expansion; sustainability is the universal challenge

April 2007
State Health Watch;Apr2007, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p1
The article discusses the expansion of health insurance in the U.S. U.S. states get involved with reforms to cover the uninsured including new mechanisms to subsidize coverage for low-income families. Massachusetts requires individuals to purchase health insurance and those who can afford it are required to obtain it or risk loosing their personal exemption for income taxes. Maine's Dirigo Health comprehensive reform program relies on voluntary measures to expand insurance coverage.


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