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Efforts To Trim Health Care Costs To Be Examined

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Health care executives and state officials are being summoned to provide an update on efforts to rein in the high cost of health care in Massachusetts.

The state Health Policy Commission plans to hold hearings Tuesday and Wednesday at UMass Boston. The independent agency was created to oversee a year-old cost containment law.

The commission says the hearings will examine how hospitals, insurers and other organizations are working to meet the goals of the state law. The executives will testify under oath about their efforts to slow the growth in health care costs.

Gov. Deval Patrick and state Attorney General Martha Coakley also are scheduled to speak.

The law seeks $200 billion in health care savings over the next 15 years.

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