Right now, the Massachusetts state Senate is debating an ambitious bill to control the rapidly rising cost of health care. If passed, the Senate bill claims health care costs could be reduced by $150 billion over the next 15 years.
But the bill is more than 200 pages long. More than 200 amendments have been added, so the debate is neither quick nor simple. We sit down with Massachusetts General Hospital president Dr. Peter Slavin to get his opinion on health care cost containment, and WBUR's Martha Bebinger joins us from the State House.
This segment aired on May 17, 2012.