The Boston Globe reported Friday that prescription drug coverage may get the axe as a way to keep the cost of coverage under the Massachusetts universal health care law affordable.  This would, of course, be shortsighted, since relatively low-cost prescription medications given in a timely manner can prevent relatively high-cost treatments, including hospitalizations, later on.

It’s just the latest in a series of retrenchments that began with rejiggering the employer mandate / pay or play regulations early in the game.

David Harlow