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Why is Health Care So Expensive in Massachusetts?

Posted by Christopher Geehern on Oct 28, 2015 1:50:15 PM

Editor's note - The cost of health care in Massachusetts is everyone’s problem. On average, every Massachusetts resident spends 36 percent more on health care than the national average. This comes primarily as a result of lack of effective competition in the health care marketplace and the inability of our largest providers to treat patients in the appropriate care setting.

Howard Grant, JD, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lahey Health, recently gave an engaging and provocative talk on what employers, consumers and health care providers can do together to fix this growing problem.

Topics: Health Care Costs, Health Care

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