Mark Fisher (R), Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Discusses Healthcare Policy with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with Tea Party candidate is second in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by health care business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group

PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 27, 2014 - BOSTON -- Massachusetts residents heading to the polls this November to cast their vote for the state’s next Governor can visit the Health Business Blog athttp://healthbusinessblog.com/2014/02/27/mark-fisher-cand... to listen to and read David E. Williams’ one-on-one interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate and Tea Party member, Mark Fisher.

Williams’ interview with Fisher, which is the second in a series that will feature each of Massachusetts’ nine gubernatorial candidates, covered a variety of important healthcare topics including: healthcare reform, cost containment, price disparities, health information technology, children's health, Hepatitis C, and more. Some of Fisher's remarks are excerpted below.

On the Massachusetts health care cost containment law:

-- ““It is the wrong approach. It’s a huge, costly government intrusion.”

-- “I don't look to the government for reducing the cost of anything.”

On govenment support for the adoption of electronic medical records:

--“The benefit of such technology should be plain for all to see. If it isn't plain for all to see, there's no way that the government is going to make it clearer. The government is just going to make it worse, they're going to claim that they've made it better and then they're going to send us the bill for their services.”

On his experience as a small business owner:

-- “As a small business owner, I've been a victim of big business insurers. What I learned is that they are more concerned about making big profits than they are in providing care for the patients that are paying the premiums.”

Williams said, “I initiated this interview series to provide Massachusetts voters with an opportunity to hear Mr. Fisher and the other candidates provide detailed views on healthcare issues, which are so central to this state.”

A complete, no-cost podcast of the interview is available for immediate download from Williams’ award-winning Health Business Blog at http://healthbusinessblog.com/2014/02/27/mark-fisher-cand.... A transcript is also available.

Interviews with Massachusetts' eight other gubernatorial candidates will be uploaded to the blog over the next three weeks.

For more information or media inquiries, contact David E. Williams via the Health Business Group (http://www.healthbusinessgroup.com/contact) or via Twitter (@HealthBizBlog).

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About the Health Business Blog:

The Health Business Blog is an award-winning weblog written by David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group, a health care business strategy consulting firm. The blog has published more than 3,500 posts and 100 podcast interviews since 2005. http://www.healthbusinessblog.com and @HealthBizBlog

About the Health Business Group:

Health Business Group is a leading strategy consulting firm advising companies, non-profits and investors in health care services, health information technology, and pharmaceutical services. Client service professionals average more than 15 years of health care consulting, industry and start-up experience. For more information visit http://www.healthbusinessgroup.com

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Mark Fisher, Republican/Tea Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts