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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts continues to set the trend to control spiraling health care costs by offering cheaper health care plans to employers and employees.  In today’s Boston Globe (Feb. 10, 2011), the front page article by Liz Kowalczyk – “Plans Steer Patients to Lower-Cost Hospitals”- describes how this approach has rapidly taken […]

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Massachusetts can be considered the test ground for examining the effects of providing mandatory universal health care coverage. Despite putting this in place over two years ago, there has been little change in controlling the spiraling health care costs. Two articles in the Boston Globe over the past week highlight the changes that are being […]

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Health care costs escalated by $1B per year, leaving schools dramatically underfunded according to a report from the Boston Foundation (“Health Care Costs Drain State Aid for Schools”, Boston Globe December 9, 2010). The outcome may be “trimming employee health benefits” along with major spending cuts in education. This comes on the heels of reports […]

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