MA healthcare reform: An academic provider's perspective
How does Massachusetts healthcare reform and recently-passed cost containment legislation look from the perspective of an academic integrated delivery system like Partners Healthcare? There are still a few people in Massachusetts without healthcare insurance, but only a few. My colleagues like that—it's hard taking care of uninsured patients, and I don't know anyone who wants to turn back the clock. Massachusetts gets a bad rap for having high healthcare costs, but the fact is that we're relatively efficient compared to the rest of the U.S.
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