Businesses aren't even paying their paltry $295 to avoid getting their employees health insurance.
Umm... what was the enforcement on this law? Please tell me there was some kind of enforcement. Why didn't the Globe include that aspect in their story? There's something wrong here that businesses aren't even willing to pay the $295, when people having to buy the state insurance may be paying that much every month, on lousy salaries to boot.
Oh, by the by, this is the system Niki Tsongas thinks is so great it should be brought to the national stage. Gee, whiz... isn't that special?
The more I think about it, the more I think this "universal" coverage - that isn't universal at all - needs to be scrapped and completely redone. I just don't see how anything but a single-payer system modeled after a county that actually does it right can tame this Health Care beast.