Citing carefully researched data on cost, quality, and affordability, Torchiana explains the economic value of Partners and especially its flagship teaching hospitals, the challenges of the complex health care payment system, and the painful implications of a ballot question supported by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that would institute price controls on hospitals. In his interview, Torchiana explains why he and the Massachusetts Hospital Association believe this is fundamentally poor policy, suggests that the state’s cost control mechanisms are functioning well, and asks, if this is the case, what are we trying to fix?

Read the entire interview at Commonwealth Magazine.

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