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GBIO Leader Testifies at Public Hearing on Massachusetts Healthcare Systems Merger

GBIO Leader Testifies at Public Hearing on Massachusetts Healthcare Systems Merger

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
Bonny Gilbert, chair of GBIO’s Health Care team, testified at a public hearing on the merger of healthcare systems Beth Israel Deaconess, Lahey, and others. Gilbert argued for protections against consumer cost hikes, saying, “There has never been a merger that has not increased costs… We cannot afford to allow any more mergers solely on the basis of well-intended, yet unaccountable goal statements. You, the Public Health Council, have a responsibility to the Massachusetts citizens to require that this merger live up to its goals by requiring it to maintain per capita health care spending growth at or below the benchmark, and to document this compliance, with consequences for any failure.”
 
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