Is state aid really helping the neediest hospitals?

Better data analysis would help target funding to facilities that truly need it

AS LEGISLATORS ponder whether to resurrect a $350 million “relief” fund for Massachusetts hospitals, we suggest that they first step up the state’s informational capacity to better assure that they are allocating funding to institutions truly in financial need. We worry that the proposed allocations in the 2022 relief package, as well as unanticipated and(...)

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