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The Boston Globe


OCT. 21, 2011

Poll says most want state action to cut cost of health care

More than three-quarters of Massachusetts residents see health care costs as a serious problem, and they want state government to do something about it, according to a new poll commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.

Among 1,002 Massachusetts residents randomly selected and interviewed by phone last month, 78 percent said the high cost of care has reached the level of being a major problem, or even a crisis. Eighty-eight percent said it is important for the state to address this issue in an aggressive way - an assessment shared by a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and independents.

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