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One-Word Mass. Candidate Roundup On Health Care Costs

The latest roundup of Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates's positions on health care comes from the Boston Globe here. The Globe asked each: "If elected, how will you control health care costs?" WBUR's similar roundup is here and the Massachusetts Medical Society's is here.

But let me save you some time. Here's a single word or phrase that seems to sum up what each candidate emphasizes most:

Jill Stein, Green-Rainbow Party: Single-payer.

Charlie Baker, Republican: Transparency.

Tim Cahill, independent: Competition.

Deval Patrick, Democrat: Payment reform.

This program aired on November 1, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

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