Mandate Takes Hold in Mass.

It appears that making health insurance mandatory in Massachusetts is taking hold.

State tax returns, the first test of compliance with the law, show that 95 percent of filers have coverage. And, according to Department of Revenue figures out Monday, less than 3 percent of those who don't have insurance had to pay a penalty.

WBUR's Martha Bebinger has more on what the state learned in round one of required health coverage.

This program aired on June 3, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.



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