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Nearly 100,000 Massachusetts taxpayers have been fined for failing to obtain health insurance

5 percent of Mass. taxpayers uninsured, some fined

Tue Jun 3, 2008 5:18 AM EDT

Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press Writer

BOSTON — Nearly 100,000 Massachusetts taxpayers have been fined for failing to obtain health insurance, even as a major survey concludes the effort to create near-universal coverage in the state is meeting key goals.

Five percent of taxpayers failed to obtain health coverage last year, and more than half of those — about 97,000 — were forced to forfeit their personal exemption — worth $219 — after it was determined they could have afforded health care.

Two percent of taxpayers — about 62,000 — were found not to earn enough for health care, avoiding fines. Under the landmark law, taxpayers must show they are insured or face penalties. The numbers were based on a review of 86 percent of expected tax filers for 2007.

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