Doubts weaken health cost data

Nov 12 2012

By Chelsea Conaboy , The Boston Globe

The double-digit increase in 2011 prices in the survey doesn’t correlate with what seems to be happening in the insurance market, with carriers holding costs down and negotiating new contracts with doctors and hospitals, said Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “There’s a lot of other evidence that we slowed the rate of growth of costs,” he said.
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