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Labor Crunch, Payment Models Disrupting Health Care

Speaking at the Health Policy Commission's latest annual cost trends hearing on Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker said industry staffing shortages loom as a major challenge his successor and lawmakers will need to tackle. [Chris Lisinski/SHNS]

The Massachusetts health care system withstood the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, but widespread staffing shortages and an outdated, reactionary payment model that fails to prevent illnesses linger as major challenges that need to be addressed, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday.

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