Massachusetts Wants To Cut $150 Billion In Health Costs. Can It Succeed?

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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.

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