Massachusetts Passes Health Cost Control Bill

The Massachusetts Legislature Tuesday passed the next phase of its ongoing attempt to reform the health care system: sweeping cost control legislation. Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, hailed the lawmakers' work saying, "This is more than a good bill, a great bill."

The historic bill, which could become a model for other states, aims to save $200 billion over the next 15 years by linking health care cost increases to the growth of the state’s economy. The bill passed the House by a vote of 132-20 and passed the Senate unanimously. Patrick is expected to sign it into law soon.

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Source: Kaiser Health News