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Health & wellness

Partners defends plan to expand

Rebutting state, says South Shore merger would save millions

Partners HealthCare, under growing pressure from regulators to abandon expansion plans, will file a forceful rebuttal Friday arguing that its proposed merger with South Shore Hospital and a related doctors’ group would save about $27 million a year in health care costs.

The largest Massachusetts hospital and physician network contends that a state commission’s preliminary report criticizing the deal as costly and anticompetitive uses flawed reasoning and contains “inexplicable omissions.’’ The commission’s analysis concluding that the merger would give Partners too much market power is absurd, the rebuttal charges.

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