Mass. leaders look beyond Steward crisis toward more stable health care system

As the black storm clouds of the Steward Health Care system financial boondoggle start to rain ramifications, state lawmakers are seeking silver linings.


“This crisis creates an opportunity, allows us to preemptively design what the health care system should look like in this region and across the commonwealth,” said Sen. Paul Feeney, D-Foxborough, the vice chair of the Senate Committee on Post-Audit and Oversight at its April 24 meeting, held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 223) building in Taunton. “It’s an opportunity for a more global view on the way to deliver health care services across Massachusetts.”


The meeting brought together legislators, state officials, policy advisors and the leaders of hospitals most affected by the possible closure of the Steward facilities.