Monthly Archives: November 2005

AIM Posts a Health Assessment Calculator

Our pals at Associated Industries of Massachusetts — nice folks, really — oppose the health insurance payroll assessment passed by the House of Reps in early November. They have created a calculator to let businesses assess what it would or … Continue reading

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SHNS Poll: Take Two — What Do Republicans Think?

Some embellishments to the entry on the State House News Service poll showing support for the House-approved payroll assessment on employers who don’t cover their workers. The overall result — 66 to 29% in favor. Looking at the poll internals, … Continue reading

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New Poll: Public Supports Health Insurance Payroll Assessment 66 to 29%!

Respected pollster Gerry Cherinsky just released a new poll with lots of surprising and significant results, for example: –Massachusetts voters support in-state tuition rates for children of illegal immigrants 54-42%; –Gov. Romney’s favorability is now at 47%; 42% consider his … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Wish: Common Sense

A column in today’s New York Times makes the compelling observation: Sometimes, a tax cut for the wealthy can hurt the wealthy. The column lists a litany of ways that our national budget insanity — cutting taxes for the wealthy … Continue reading

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MassACT Ballot Initiative Signatures — Where We Stand

It’s just after 5pm and all ballot initiative signatures are now due at city and town halls. The deadline has passed. MassACT, the health reform ballot initiative collected more than 112,000 signatures from nearly every city and town in the … Continue reading

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MA vs. Illinois — Who’s Better on Kids’ Coverage?

Last week, Illinois announced the implementation of a new comprehensive health coverage program for all children in the state, regardless of income. According to IL state officials, their program, “All Kids,” will make Illinois the first state to provide health … Continue reading

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The Turkey Diaries I: State Stiffs Poor Moms on Dental Care

HCFA, Health Law Advocates, and the Mass. Law Reform Institute are putting Governor Mitt Romney on notice: reinstate dental services for poor pregnant women and mothers or face a lawsuit. In July, Governor Romney signed the fiscal year 2006 state … Continue reading

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