Patrick Official Warns Of Risks In Lowering Health Care Costs

A top Patrick administration official is warning against making big changes to the way doctors are paid in Massachusetts. The state's health care finance commissioner says moving too quickly to control health care costs could mean "serious job losses."

Commissioner David Morales, from the health care financing division, and a key official in the governor's administration, says doing so could force the industry to lay off workers.

Patrick has said he is going to make a major push to overhaul the health care payment system.

Health care is also the number one industry in the state economy.

This program aired on November 9, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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