At Partners HealthCare, we’re working to bring high-quality, affordable health care closer to the communities we serve. A recent agreement in principle that we reached with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office marked a significant step forward in achieving that goal. The agreement allows us to move forward with new partnerships with South Shore Hospital, Hallmark Health and Harbor Medical Associates, which will help expand access to affordable care into these hospital communities.
Local media—including the editorial pages of The Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal and The Patriot Ledger—support the decision. In an editorial earlier this week, The Boston Globe called the agreement “healthy for Massachusetts” and noted its potential to positively impact patients and the Commonwealth’s health care market:
Partners…has made a serious commitment to cost restraint...Both Partners and [Attorney General Martha] Coakley deserve credit for their efforts to craft a reasonable deal that allows Partners to move forward with its community-care plans while taking important steps to curb its market power and keep health care costs in check.
Learn more about our commitment to making health care more affordable.