As anyone fol­lowing the 2012 elec­tion knows, Mass­a­chu­setts has served as a model for the expan­sion of health care cov­erage nation­ally. The Bay State’s 2006 uni­versal health care law (some­times called “Rom­n­ey­care”) was famously the pro­to­type for the Afford­able Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”).

Now, Mass­a­chu­setts could become the stan­dard bearer for how to get costs under con­trol. In August of this year, state law­makers passed land­mark leg­is­la­tion aimed at con­taining rising health care costs.

In a dis­cus­sion held just days before Tuesday’s elec­tion, four vet­eran observers of and par­tic­i­pants in Mass­a­chu­setts’ ongoing efforts to pro­vide uni­versal health care access at afford­able prices — David Seltz, James Roo­sevelt Jr., Regina Her­zlinger and Stephen D’Amato — offered their advice to the next president.

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