Monthly Archives: July 2005

Deval Patrick Blogs on Health Care

The always informative Blog, Left In Lowell, did an interview with Deval Patrick, Democratic Candidate for Governor. Here’s what he had to say about health care: LYNNE: So you’ve talked about health care as a centerpiece of your campaign and … Continue reading

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Health Reform and Gov. Romney’s Future

Got a call from a reporter the other day following Gov. Romney’s role reversal on abortion from pro-choice to pro-life. Question: the Gov’s insiders say he needs to postpone any announcement that he’s not running for re-election so that prospects … Continue reading

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New, Improved HCFA Blog & Citizens Health Care Working Group Hearing

OK, OK. It’s taken us longer than it should. Today we unveil our new, improved blogsite. The best part of it — you can now respond to my postings and have the rest of the world see your comments. Yeah, … Continue reading

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New Study Debunks Immigrant Health Bashing

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health documents that health expenditures for immigrants are substantially lower than for US born persons. This is important because immigrants are often blamed for high costs of the health care safety … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, Medicare and Medicaid

This is a special week for Americans. On Saturday, July 30, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid, America’s health care program for the most vulnerable among us. Families USA has produced a Flash e-card … Continue reading

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Dr. Mark Doherty — Unsung Hero No More!

Today Globe, Health & Science section, includes a profile of Dr. Mark Doherty, a public health dentist in Massachusetts who doesn’t avoid — and rather runs to — caring for the dental needs of the neediest and most disadvantaged in … Continue reading

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The Heavy Price of Poor Quality — Today’s Washington Post

Today’s (Sunday’s) Washington Post has the first of a three part series on poor quality in the Medicare program and the costs associated with it. (Click here — free registration required.) Bottom line: “In a four-year period, 106 heart patients … Continue reading

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