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Seven northeastern states will work together to buy medical equipment and coronavirus testing furnishes, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. “The consortium, I consider, will help us get the equipment and get it at a better price, ” Cuomo said, comparing it to the current system where states are bidding against one another. The Regional State Purchasing Consortium includes New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island. The seven countries invest about$ 5 billion per year on medical equipment and supplies, Cuomo said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Seven states in the northeastern US are banding together to buy medical equipment and testing they need to fight the coronavirus.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the consortium Sunday, saying the 7 commonwealths blend to invest about$ 5 billion per year on medical equipment and supplies. By mix their purchases, the participating states hope to better compete in the international market for medical supplies at better costs, Cuomo said. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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