The Boston Globe series that Steward Health took to court — before the stories ran

The Globe's narrative story about one man's struggles with his mental health care is running this week. And the company that runs one of the hospitals where he was treated was not allowed to read it first.Last week:  A Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that Steward Health Care System has no right to review … Continue reading The Boston Globe series that Steward Health took to court — before the stories ran

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Globe: For-profit hospitals in low-income communities want a cut of high fees paid to competitors #healthcarecosts

It is well documented that some Massachusetts hospitals -- read Partners -- have the bargaining power to  extract higher pay rates from the feds and private payers.  Today's Globe offers two takes on the ongoing battles. This one is behind the paywall:  A new coalition led by the state’s biggest health care company and its … Continue reading Globe: For-profit hospitals in low-income communities want a cut of high fees paid to competitors #healthcarecosts