If Massachusetts is any guide, finding agreement on how to provide health insurance to more people could be far easier than consensus on how to make it affordable, according to The Boston Globe.

Reporter Chelsea Conaboy details disagreements among business and consumer groups that previously came together to support the state’s 2006 health reform law, which expanded insurance coverage in the Bay State.

Now state lawmakers are working on ways to contain health care costs, and those alliances — within both the business and consumer communities — have fractured.

“We’re talking about revenues in the health care system,” Richard C. Lord, president of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, which represents about 6,000 businesses, told Conaboy. “Every dollar in the system is somebody’s income stream. So, every dollar has an interest group that represents it.”

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Arielle Levin Becker covered health care for The Connecticut Mirror. She previously worked for The Hartford Courant, most recently as its health reporter, and has also covered small towns, courts and education in Connecticut and New Jersey. She was a finalist in 2009 for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists, a recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and the third-place winner in 2013 for an in-depth piece on caregivers from the National Association of Health Journalists. She is a 2004 graduate of Yale University.

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