The health plan in Massachusetts led to increased demand, which boosted costs and brought price controls and rationing. The federal health plan will do the same.
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The subsidies it provides has - surprise, surprise - led to increased demand, which in turn has caused health care costs to increase even faster.
This has created big fiscal problems for the Massachusetts state government, which is now responding by price controls on insurers to limit cost increases. The insurers in turn respond by restricting access. Meaning that Massachusetts is rapidly moving towards the kind of "cost control by government rationing of health care" that the health care systems in Europe and Canada have used.
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