THE GLOBE report and statement by state Representative Steven Walsh read too much into the results of a weak study that hints at a 3.3 percent health cost savings after a new global payment contract that pays doctors bonuses for cutting costs (“Blue Cross plan shows reduction in spending,” Page A1, July 12).
Certainly, Walsh’s assertion — “This proves. . . you can save money” — is unfounded. Michael Chernew, the study’s senior author, was the only person who reasonably stated that the findings were inconclusive.