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Next Steps for Health-Care Reform: Will Massachusetts Show How to Control Costs and Improve Quality?

September 26, 2011

Monday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Bell Hall, 5th floor Belfer Building, Corner of JFK and Eliot Streets

MA State Representative Steven M. Walsh, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and current Rappaport Urban Scholar in the Harvard Kennedy School’s MC/MPA Program

David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Having led the nation on health care reform, Massachusetts may again lead the way by developing global payment systems for doctors and hospitals. Key policymakers and legislators, including Representative Walsh, currently are developing legislation needed to implement these policies. If they are successful, the state could be a model for how to rein in costs while delivering more comprehensive, patient-centered care.

Cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, the Wiener Center for Social Policy, and the HKS Health Policy Professional Interest Council

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