Complexities of Payment Reform Loom, while Costs Continue to Rise

Bloggers for the non-profit consumers group Health Care for All offer a clear overview of last week's payment reform hearing before the legislature's committee on health care financing. The piece reviews testimony from most of the major interest groups and shows how complex reforming the payment system will be.

At the same time, WBUR reports that the number of people enrolled in MassHealth — the state's Medicaid program — has grown beyond projections, to over 1.2 million.

This program aired on October 14, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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