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Mass. Appeals | Advice for the new governor | Stuart H. Altman

A cure for spiraling healthcare costs

By Stuart H. Altman
January 2, 2007

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AS GOVERNOR-ELECT Deval Patrick and his new team contemplate a legislative strategy, reducing the cost of private health insurance for Massachusetts's employers and employees should be high on the list of priorities. Comprehensive family coverage in this state often exceeds $12,000 per year. For a firm with an average annual salary of $40,000, such a premium equals more than 20 ... (Full article: 682 words)

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