Health law benefits some Mass. hospitals, penalizes others
Steward Health Care System, which includes struggling Carney Hospital, will not qualify for millions of dollars in special payments under Massachusetts’ new health care law, because legislators said they did not want to subsidize a for-profit company. The provision is one of several buried in the 350-page bill that penalize or benefit certain hospitals. The cost-control law also targets three Harvard-affiliated hospital systems to pay a one-time $60 million tax to fund health programs.