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Did Romeycare save lives due to Massachusetts´
world-class medical system?

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

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Posted By:grace52, 5/9/2014 12:27:47 PM

In a previous post, I wrote about a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finding the Massachusetts health care law signed by former Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006 led to a measurable reduction in mortality in the state relative to other counties in the United States with similar demographics that did not expand coverage. But as experts debate how much the Massachusetts experience is likely to be replicated nationally as President Obama´s health care law expands the number of Americans with insurance, one question worth exploring is how much of a role the world-class medical system in Massachusetts

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 5/9/2014 1:01:23 PM     (No. 9842448)

This is a high end liberal attempt at junk science being passed off as insightful fact. One of the authors, Dr. Sommers is an advisor to the office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the USDHHS (Sibelius territory). The authors admit the study methodology is ‘quasi-experimental’. So we have a goobernment advisor that is hip deep in Obambicare dreaming up a, shall we say novel study methodology, and comes up with a result that cements Obambicare’s never ending benefits. Based on this, if we just could give people even more insurance, we would live forever! Insurance decreased death due to accident, heart disease, cancer, infection and other scourges to mankind.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 5/9/2014 1:08:23 PM     (No. 9842465)

There´s a reason why people come from all over the U.S. and all over the world to be treated at Mass. General, Brigham and Women´s, and Beth Israel/Deaconess hospitals. When Michael J. Fox had his Parkinson´s surgery done, he had it done at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass.

The medical care is unsurpassed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MeiDei, 5/9/2014 1:57:50 PM     (No. 9842556)

Agree with the above poster regarding MA hospitals mentioned. Sadly, for those outside the Boston area & on an HMO plan, that is not an option unless you can pick up the whole tab.
My Medicare Advantage insurance no longer covers my doctor/Boston Hospital. Luckily my doctors from Dana-Farber & NE Deaconess practice 1-2x weekly at a nearby hospital.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LouD, 5/9/2014 3:53:16 PM     (No. 9842662)

The health care in Mass was excellent there long before Romneycare. What it has done is force young people to get insurance, whether they want it or not.

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