Massachusetts Caps Healthcare Costs

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Whether Mitt Romney likes it or not, Massachusetts has been at the forefront of the healthcare debate since it introduced a universal coverage system. But earlier this week, the Massachusetts state legislature may have done something even more unheard of in modern America — it enacted a law that caps the price of health costs.

The plan says prices must stay level with the state’s overall economic growth for the next five years, and limits it even further after 2017.

Glenn Cohen talked us through the Supreme Court's complicated healthcare ruling, so a little 340-page bill is nothing to him. He’s an Assistant Professor of law at Harvard, and the Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center Health Law Policy.