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Thomas Wroe Jr.

Containing the cost of healthcare

By Thomas Wroe Jr.
March 16, 2007

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SUDDENLY, everyone is concerned about the cost of health insurance. Massachusetts municipalities are raising taxes, cutting services, and even contemplating bankruptcy because of the cost of employees' coverage. The Commonwealth's financial reports must soon reflect a $13 billion item for retiree health benefits, hitherto left off the books. Nonprofit agencies are realizing that the new health insurance mandate applies to ... (Full article: 488 words)

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