Under the Seatlepi headline, “ In Mass., individual mandate sparks little outcry”, the story by Steve LeBlanc reads:
Even with the mandate, the Massachuesetts law remains popular. Two polls taken
in the past year show more than 60 percent of Massachusetts residents approve of
One reason the mandate has failed to undermine that support is that so few people
have had to pay. In 2009, the most recent year for which the state has figures, less
than 1 percent of residents drew the penalty.