On Thursday, the Boston Chamber submitted a letter to members of the health care conference committee seeking to draft a compromise between H.4639, An Act establishing the Honorable Peter V. Kocot Act to enhance access to high quality, affordable and transparent healthcare in the Commonwealth, and S.2211, An Act Furthering health empowerment and affordability by leveraging transformative health care.
One of the Chamber’s guiding health care policy principles is that the state must strike a balance between supporting our cornerstone health care industry and ensuring that world-class care is accessible and affordable for residents, businesses, and the state budget and. With that view, we support provisions in the bill that will expand access to world-class care, create pathways for the industry to reduce costs, or do both. We oppose proposals that will add costs to the system or expand state oversight and intervention in ways that do not recognize the complexity of our state’s health care system.
Chamber's comments on S.2202, Senate HEALTH Act- January 2018
Testimony on S.2202, Senate HEALTH Act- October 2017