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One-Word Mass. Candidate Roundup On Health Care Costs

The latest roundup of Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates’s positions on health care comes from the Boston Globe here. The Globe asked each: “If elected, how will you control health care costs?” WBUR’s similar roundup is here and the Massachusetts Medical Society’s is here.

But let me save you some time. Here’s a single word or phrase that seems to sum up what each candidate emphasizes most:

Jill Stein, Green-Rainbow Party: Single-payer.

Charlie Baker, Republican: Transparency.

Tim Cahill, independent: Competition.

Deval Patrick, Democrat: Payment reform.