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Health care: Simple needs, complex solutions

By Robert Bazell, NBC News Chief science correspondent

If the Obama Administration and Congress attempt to bring America closer to full health care coverage as promised, the conversation inevitably will focus on Massachusetts, the state that has made the boldest effort in the country toward that goal. 

On Nightly News tonight we begin a two-part series on the Massachusetts experiment.  And we must emphasize that it is indeed an experiment.  No one can predict whether it will succeed. But according to a recent Harvard poll, the residents of the state are overwhelmingly satisfied.