"THIS IS NOT about a garden. Not anymore."
So opens today's Boston Globe column by Joan Venocchi on what Boston Children's Hospital's proposed expansion project will mean for the pediatric care market in Boston and Massachusetts.
"Giving Boston Children’s Hospital the go-ahead for a $1 billion expansion plan will alter the health care landscape beyond a patch of beloved green space. Expansion would allow Children’s to further dominate the pediatric care market, hurt competitors, and drive up health care costs."
We encourage everyone to go read, comment on, and share this important piece: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/10/03/children-hospital-expansion-goes-beyond-prouty-garden/zhFsU3dW6Dm56yJQEDZ4VO/story.html
In addition to Joan's column, there was another important take on the issue in the Globe today, see: 'Insurers urge state to reject $1b Children’s Hospital expansion project' by Priyanka Dayal McCluskey.
From that article: "Health insurers are making a late bid to derail a plan by Boston Children’s Hospital to expand, urging state regulators to reject the building project because it would drive up medical spending.
'“The impact it would have on costs and the delivery system seems to run counter to our cost containment goals,” the association said in its letter. “This will put additional burdens on a state that already has among the highest health care costs in the nation.”'