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A Mass. Perspective On Obamacare Woes

President Obama speaks about the Obamacare rollout in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Obama speaks about the Obamacare rollout in the White House Rose Garden Monday. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Since the rollout of the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, we’ve heard a lot about the problems with the federal government’s new website, HealthCare.gov. Technical glitches have prevented many from signing up for health insurance, providing political ammunition to critics of Obamacare, and forcing the Obama administration into a defensive crouch.

But we wondered if the Massachusetts experience might offer some perspective on this. After all, the state’s health care reform law — passed in 2006 — provided the model for Obamacare.

Guest

Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT, an architect of the Massachusetts Health Connector, and a key advisor to Obama’s Affordable Care Act.


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