Bill would cut state healthcare spending growth in half

Massachusetts lawmakers have introduced legislation that, if enacted, would limit what hospitals and physicians could charge for services and create an agency that would monitor medical spending, The Boston Globe reported. The legislation intends to cut the growth in healthcare spending in half by 2016 and save the typical family $2,000 a year on health insurance premiums. Both lobbies for the Bay State's physicians and hospitals say they will fight parts of the bill, calling it too restrictive. Article