One state in America already has a health care system very much like the one that the Senate bill will create — it has an individual mandate, an exchange to buy individual plans through that acts as a prudent purchaser, and no public option. That state is Massachusetts. Ezra Klein asks Jon Kingsdale, the executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority how it’s working out, three years into to the project.
Let me just add that not too long ago, most liberals would have regarded the federal government adopting the Massachusetts plan as a very large victory. Odd what expectations do to people.