From today’s State House News Service, much anticipated:
Senate President Therese Murray, who has been working on legislation to control rising health care costs, will outline her proposal Monday in Worcester. In a media advisory, Murray’s office said her bill will “advance the next phase of health care reform in Massachusetts.” Murray will host a press conference at 11 am at UMass Medical School, where she will be joined by Health Care Financing Committee Co-chairman Sen. Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), UMass President Jack Wilson, and UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins. Critics of the current system say surging costs threaten to undermine the 2006 law expanding access to health insurance. There have also been increasing calls to promote transparency in health care in an effort to hold health care providers accountable and give consumers more information about choices.