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Mass Care Not Working Out — Part VI

By on 11.15.06 | 6:19PM

Looks like the folks in Massachusetts are getting measured for their chains:

A majority of Massachusetts residents surveyed say they support the state's plan to offer health coverage to more people -- and they're willing to pay for it.

In the first broad gauge of support for the state's new health care law, 70 percent of residents surveyed said they expect their taxes to go up as a result of it - but 60 percent of those still support it. The survey, funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, was released today.

But don't toss out the keys just yet:

Only a slight majority - 52 percent - of those surveyed - said they support the idea that people should be required to have insurance or pay a fine.

Among those with incomes less than $25,000, 49 percent said they oppose the requirement and 43 percent said they support it.

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