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"Lessons from Swiss Mandate" WBUR stories

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BOSTON, Mass. - May 01, 2007 - As Massachusetts gets ready to require that all citizens have health insurance, there aren't many playbooks to follow. No other state in the US has mandatory health insurance but it is a requirement in two European countries: the Netherlands and Switzerland.

The Swiss introduced it 11 years ago, so we've decided to look at their experience for some lessons closer to home. WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks about that with Beatrice Schaad, a Swiss journalist who is currently at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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This program aired on May 1, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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