Health care in the age of COVID

MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH care costs are expected to actually drop this year because of a decline in non-COVID care, but the executive director of the state’s Health Policy Commission says many of the underlying drivers of spending haven’t changed.

David Seltz, speaking on The Codcast with John McDonough of Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Paul Hattis, a retired associate professor at Tufts University Medical School, said the clout of larger health care providers remains undiminished and health insurance rates are already scheduled to rise next year.