Greetings fellow lab rats. Read on from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Democrats highlight the expansion of coverage; about 97 percent of Massachusetts residents have insurance, compared with 85 percent nationally. Republicans, including Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ding it for spending too much; Massachusetts had to scale back its coverage goals this year in the face of a big state budget deficit.
Health experts, meanwhile, consider it a useful laboratory to study the effects of revamping the health care system.