BOSTON, Mass. - June 29, 2007 - On Sunday, Massachusetts becomes the first state in the US, and the third government in the world, to require that most adults have health insurance.
|Ron Norton hopes to lead a Boston Tea Party style rebellion against the state's Health Insurance Mandate.|
About 60,000 people, who earn too much to qualify for subsidized coverage but not enough to buy it on their own, will be exempt.
But everyone else will face a penalty if they don't have insurance by the end of the year. WBUR's Martha Bebinger checks in with a few uninsured residents to find out what they are doing about the deadline.
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