Health Reform in Massachusetts Gets More Fierce


Massachusetts passed a major health care reform bill back when Mitt Romney was governor, that effectively created a universal health care system which was paired with some fairly hand-wavy promises of cost controls. The expanded coverage has worked great, but the cost controls haven’t. That said, with the state now explicitly on the hook for coverage, they’re not just responding to cost increases by letting things slowly unravel. Instead, an ambitious recommendation has been made to move away from fee-for-service medicine, which would be a truly revolutionary change if it happens.

Check out analysis from Alex MacGuiness and Ezra Klein. This could be the future.