House Rolls Out Healthcare Plan

The House rolls out healthcare legislation today that tackles the problem of the uninsured. The plan requires that all Massachusetts residents have health insurance.

To get to that goal, the House would raise income caps for government subsidized coverage, would force individuals that the state says can afford insurance to buy it, and would charge businesses that don't offer health benefits.

Dozens of healthcare providers and advocacy groups are applauding the approach, but business groups, the governor, and the Senate president don't support the so-called employer mandate.

House Speaker Sal DiMasi speaks with Bob Oakes about the legislation.

This program aired on October 31, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.


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