Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

MHA Comment on Private Equity in Healthcare

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from MHA President & CEO, Steve Walsh

“As the standard-bearers of healthcare in Massachusetts, MHA members support a close examination of private equity’s role in our system. Now is the time to create clear guardrails for these entities to ensure financial motives never put our mission of affordable, equitable, and worker-empowered care at risk.  As we imagine the future of healthcare, there is a role for private dollars seeking to innovate and improve patient care delivery. But these transactions should be managed in partnership with trusted local providers and be held to the same oversight and transparency standards that every hospital has committed to.  We thank our local and federal policymakers for placing well-deserved attention on this issue.”