After delivering a sweeping speech on the second wave of health care reform, and getting many hugs and back slaps from business leaders and various movers and shakers gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel, Gov. Patrick took questions (some annoying) from reporters. Here are four:
1. Wouldn't you consider this price regulation? (Specifically, the part that grants the Insurance Commissioner more authority to crack down on excessive insurance premium hikes.)
2. Why didn't you include more punitive measure in the plan? (For hospitals and physician groups that don't comply and begin to lower costs.)
3. How do you deal with the winners and losers in this plan?
3. Where's the stick?
Here's how the governor responded:
This program aired on February 17, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.