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Health & wellness

Brandeis professor to lead health board

Stuart Altman, professor of national health policy at Brandeis University, will chair a new state board charged with setting health care spending goals and tracking providers’ progress toward reducing costs.

The 11-member Health Policy Commission board was created under the state health cost-control law that passed this summer and takes effect Monday. The measure aims to control health spending by limiting its rise to the annual growth of the state economy.

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