Communities facing shortfalls look to health care for savings

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WORCESTER —  The state and the city are looking toward health care savings to help with budget shortfalls in the coming fiscal year.

Jay Gonzalez, state secretary of administration and finance, said yesterday controlling health care costs, which make up 40 percent of the total budget, is crucial as Massachusetts emerges from the recession that has decimated revenue.

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