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Coakley: Global Payments Alone Won't Fix Escalating Health Costs

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AG Martha Coakley says payment reform alone is no panacea
AG Martha Coakley says payment reform alone is no panacea

"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.

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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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