Health cost issue divides former allies in Mass.
For business groups, stakes are higher as focus is on revenues
The state’s largest business groups played a key role in passage of the 2006 law that expanded health insurance coverage, working together to craft a compromise over penalties for certain businesses who don’t cover their employees. Today, though, the allies have staked out different positions on a key issue in controlling health costs. The fracture in the business community highlights how the health care debate has changed in five years. There are no clearly defined camps.