"A shift to global payments by itself isn't the panacea to controlling costs," she said. "Implementing payment reform without addressing the market leverage issue...is like trying to fix the roof on a house while ignoring a flawed foundation."
Here is a copy of Coakley's keynote speech, delivered Friday at a meeting of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans.
This program aired on November 21, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.