Health Care

Massachusetts is inching toward health-care legislation that, if successful, could overhaul how the state pays for health care — and save billions in the process. Both the Massachusetts Senate and House have released bills that aim to cut at least $150 billion in health-care costs over the next 15 years. They do so by setting a global cap on health-care spending, under which health-care providers get paid for the quality — rather than quantity — of medicine they provide. Read full article >>

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