Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

MHA Comment on the HPC’s Policy Priorities

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From President & CEO Steve Walsh

“Massachusetts hospitals and health systems continue to be fierce supporters of affordable healthcare and the HPC mission, and we look forward to engaging with the commission on how we can build a stronger system for every patient in the commonwealth.

“We are especially eager to work with the HPC on its priorities that offer much-needed and immediate help to providers — including workforce development, health equity, and care access. Between 19,000 job openings, 1,200 patients needlessly stuck in hospitals, and unrelenting financial losses, healthcare leaders have been sounding the alarm on a crisis that – if gone unresolved – will prevent us from achieving meaningful cost goals. It remains an unfortunate reality that the caregivers who led our nation-leading COVID response are the last to recover from those efforts.”