This informative story by Sarah Kliff explains how the Massachusetts health reform law has been working. What's most interesting is how the Romney-supported insurance mandate has operated. Even though the cost of the penalty for not buying insurance has been far lower than the cost of buying "mandated" insurance, people have overwhelmingly opted for insurance. In other words, compliance with the mandate has been very high, and the number of uninsured people in Massachusetts has fallen fairly dramatically. Two thirds of the population support the law, though health care cost control remains a problem. Worth reading.