Sunday, November 09, 2014

Time to pass the baton

As this excellent summary by Robert Weisman and Scott Allen in the Boston Globe reveals, the basis for and the content of the proposed deal between the Attorney General and Partners Healthcare System are deeply flawed. 

A deal that once seemed almost a foregone conclusion [has turned] into one of the most contentious and closely watched hospital expansion pushes in the country.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sanders, who will hold a hearing on the proposed expansion on Monday, said she’s never seen so much opposition to a negotiated agreement.

Given that the two proponents of the deal, the AG and the CEO of Partners, are both stepping down from their jobs, isn't withdrawing the deal the gracious thing to do?  Let their successors start over again and come up with something in the public interest.

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