There's a vigorous debate underway in Massachusetts about how to control rising health care costs. This is pretty dense stuff that the public does not, for the most part, understand or have the stamina to take in. But it's really important.
The health coverage law Massachusetts passed in 2006 became a model for the national Affordable Care Act. But there is widespread recognition that attempts to expand coverage will fail unless the US figures out how to reduce rising health care costs. My project focuses on efforts to lower health care spending in Massachusetts, efforts that are putting the state, once again, in the national spotlight.