Monthly Archives: June 2005

Picky, Picky, Picky

Not that we’re picky, yet we could not help noticing in Gov. Romney’s “Report to the Commonwealth” circulated as a glossy supplement in yesterday Boston Globe, the Governor claiming the following task as “Done” … “Reduce by 20 percent by … Continue reading

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Volunteer to Help 323,000 Medicaid Enrollees in the “Volunteer” State!

Congress isn’t the only battleground in the fight to preserve Medicaid. Several states are considering deep cuts in their Medicaid programs. The most critical is Tennessee, where Gov. Phil Bredesen has proposed the largest cutback of state public health programs … Continue reading

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Fine New Report on MassHealth and Business

Meanwhile, the ever-excellent Mass. Medicaid Policy Institute has just released a new report: Ten Facts the Employer Community Should know about the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, a new report that provides perspectives about the importance of MassHealth for the state’s business … Continue reading

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One Mother’s Reaction to RomneyCare — Boston Globe Letter

This is from the letters page of yesterday’s Boston Globe. Why I don’t have healthcare June 26, 2005 REGARDING ”Romney eyes penalties for those lacking insurance,” (Page A1, June 22): I am a 45-year-old single mother with two teenaged children, … Continue reading

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Another Way of Looking at Medicaid — US and MA

The nation’s governors are on the warpath about Medicaid, looking for ways to cut and trim, and complaining that Medicaid consumes on average 22% of state budgets on average. The Congressional Research Service has just released a report that provides … Continue reading

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Real Life Stories — Other Views

Here’s a contribution from a visitor to HCFA’s website: Just paid our 1123 premium for the month. This is for a family of 3. That is co-pays on visits, drugs, hosp visits. And of course no dental. How many people … Continue reading

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Random Reactions: Re — Romneycare

Give Gov. Romney credit — he’s put a big idea in play with the Safety Net Care Plan he outlined this past week. A sitting Governor proposing a mandate on all individuals to purchase health insurance is a big idea. … Continue reading

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House/Senate Budget Conference: Health Access

From HCFA Policy Director Brian Rosman: The conference report budget for FY 2006 was filed with the clerks at 3:00 am this morning. The House will vote on the budget at 1:00 pm this afternoon. It’s an up or down … Continue reading

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An Important Article About Medical Malpractice

We don’t talk much about medical malpractice in this space. But every issue gets its turn sooner or later. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had an keeper article about malpractice: “Once Seen As Risky, One Group of Doctors Changes Its Ways: … Continue reading

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Romney’s “New” Health Plan

Today, Gov. Romney spoke at the Blue Cross Foundation’s Summit at the JFK Library and revealed more details of his health reform plan. Before today’s event, the Governor revealed his plans in a Boston Herald op-ed column. This is the … Continue reading

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