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Dueling Plans To Reduce Health Care Costs Emerge On Beacon Hill 07:01

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A view of the Statehouse in 2009. (cbcastro/Flickr)
A view of the Statehouse in 2009. (cbcastro/Flickr)

Currently, there are two competing vision to control health care costs in Massachusetts. Last week, state House leaders proposed a bill some described as "aggressive." It included, among other things, a 10 percent tax on hospitals with unjustifiably high prices.

On Wednesday, leaders in the Massachusetts Senate released their bill, which gives the healthcare industry a bit more leeway to right its own ship. Their move sets up legislative battles that are likely to last through the summer.



This segment aired on May 9, 2012.

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