Massachusetts's new government healthcare experiment is a failure and the politicians can't fix it. Hey, who would have predicted that? The Tea Party! The Globe has the stories.
The state’s ambitious, first-in-the-nation plan to transform how hospitals and doctors are paid is on hold, at least for this year, largely because of disagreements among key officials, legislators, and providers over how best to control health care spending.
The number of people visiting hospital emergency rooms has climbed in Massachusetts, despite the enactment of nearly universal health insurance that some hoped would reduce expensive emergency department use.