Op-Ed: Things to like in the Governor’s budget proposal

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This is new for me and I may be alone, but I found a lot to like in the Governor’s budget. This fall the administration must have been listening to complaints about their disappointing healthcare record. Their new budget proposal starts to turn that around, tackling the drivers of soaring healthcare costs – prices for drugs and services from huge health systems. The proposal would add resources to agencies to build analytic capacity, a prerequisite for responsible reform, and holds providers accountable for promises made to regulators. It’s not going to solve everything, but it’s a start. Read more