Discount most of what you hear from Republican critics about the alleged failures of health care reform in Massachusetts, the template for the national reform law. The people who should know best — residents of Massachusetts — have just given their state’s reform law, which was enacted in 2006, a strong vote of confidence.
The most important takeaway from the poll is that after five years of real-life experience, support for reform in Massachusetts is strong and growing stronger. Support for the national reform is apt to follow the same trajectory.
Far be it from me to question The New York Times, but I couldn't help thinking, "'Apt to follow the same trajectory?' Oh, you mean the way the rest of the country saw that Massachusetts was doing just fine with gay marriage and started legalizing it right and left?"
This program aired on June 10, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.