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No wonder health costs are so high
Boston Globe

If Massachusetts is the model, then national health care reform is ultimately doomed. That can be the only conclusion after this week’s news that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is in the homestretch of paying out nearly $28 million in retirement and severance pay in the last five years to its last two CEOs. Adding more insult to consumers, the curtain was pulled back on the incestuous way Massachusetts’ top health care providers pay board members tens of thousands of dollars.