[Posted by SoCalLawyer]
Yahoo! News reports:
Massachusetts lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an ambitious health-care bill on Tuesday that would make it the first U.S. state to require nearly all residents to be insured or face penalties.
The bill, which comes as traditional employer-based coverage is shrinking nationwide, will provide health care to about 95 percent of the state’s half million uninsured residents by 2009, state officials said. (more…)