Massachusetts may soon become the first state to ensure near-universal health care coverage. Diane and her guests talk about how the legislature hammered out the plan, how it would work, and how it could affect the national health care debate.


  • Ron Pollack Is Executive Director of Families USA, a national non-profit organization for health care consumers.
  • Bill Vernon Massachusetts state director for the National Federation of Independent Business
  • Sen. Richard Moore (D-Worcester/Norfolk); chairman of the Massachusetts state senate's Health Care Finance Committee and chairman of the legislature's Health Care Conference Committee.

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