Massachusetts Takes On Health Costs

New York Times Editorial, August 5, 2012 Give Massachusetts credit for setting audacious health care goals. It took the lead in guaranteeing near-universal health insurance coverage for its residents, providing a template for the federal reforms to follow. Now a bill passed last week by the Legislature - and enthusiastically endorsed by Governor Deval Patrick - aims to tackle the much harder problem of controlling health care costs. Massachusetts will be the first state to try to cap overall health care spending, both private and public ... Massachusetts