House votes to strengthen control of health system expansions

Move comes as Mass General Brigham pursues controversial growth in suburbs

FIRING A SHOT across the bow of the state’s leading hospital networks, the House voted nearly unanimously on Wednesday to give a state health commission more authority to scrutinize expansion plans – and to give community hospitals what amounts to veto power over efforts by large hospital systems to encroach on their service area. The bill was passed as(...)

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