Health Care Costs

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Report: Wasteful Health Care Spending Up In Mass.

A new report is estimating that nearly four out of every 10 dollars spent on health care in Massachusetts is doing little to improve the lives of patients.


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‘Unhealthy’ Workers May Face New Costs, Penalties For Health Care

It’s the time of year when most workers start making their benefit selections for next year.


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Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To Offer

Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.


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National Democrats Eye Mass. Health Care Cost Containment Law

Some of President Barack Obama’s former advisers are proposing major changes aimed at controlling health care costs as political uncertainty hovers over his health law.


Governor Patrick signs the health care cost containment bill, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.  (Photo: Eric Haynes / Governor's Office)

Patrick Signs Health Care Cost Containment Bill

The legislation aims to control health care costs that have continued to grow following the 2006 law, which requires nearly all residents to have health insurance coverage.


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Beacon Hill To Debate Health Care Cost Bill

Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to debate a bill House and Senate negotiators say will save up to $200 billion in health care costs over the next 15 years.


Keller @ Large: Gov. Patrick Signs Municipal Health Care Reform Bill

A new measure is bringing some relief to local communities struggling with skyrocketing health care costs for municipal employees. Jon Keller is at large.


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Menino Reaches Deal With Boston Unions On Health Care

Mayor Menino says conditional agreement has been reached with the city’s three dozen public employee unions that would save the city $70 million in health care costs.


Study: Town Health Plans Much More Costly Than Private Plans

It’s no secret: health care costs are eating up budgets in cities and towns across Massachusetts.


WBZ's Jon Keller sat down with Geoffrey Beckwith of the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

Keller @ Large: How Towns Can Work With Unions To Curb Health Care Costs

Local cities and towns are trying to find a way to work with unions to help curb skyrocketing health care costs.