Cost of health initiative up $400 million in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, January 24, 2008
Spending on a Massachusetts health insurance initiative would rise by more than $400 million in 2009 due primarily to projected growth in the number of people signing up for state-subsidized insurance, which now far exceeds earlier estimates. Although the price tag is ballooning, Gov. Deval Patrick has reaffirmed the state's commitment to ensuring that nearly every resident is covered.