Monthly Archives: February 2007

Budget Is Available Online

Budget is available…More info available than any House One we’ve ever seen. More to come… http://www.mass.gov/budget

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Financial Services Committee Holds a Meet & Greet

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Financial Services, charged with overseeing to private health insurance matters, held an informational briefing yesterday (Chairs are Sen. Steve Buoniconti and Rep. Ron Mariano). Members of the administration, industry reps and advocates were invited to … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Straight re: Rick Lord on ‘BUR’s Blog

OK, first, Rick Lord, President of Associated Industries of MA, is undeniably one of the nicest guys in Massachusetts public policy. A business leader with a brain and heart. A good guy. So it makes sense for WBUR’s new blog … Continue reading

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WBUR Launches a Health Reform Blog

WBUR’s intrepid health reporter, Martha Bebinger, has launched a health reform blog called Commonhealth. The blog will include a set of regulars as principal posters. This may get interesting… Definitely worth a book mark. Rick Lord from Associated Industries of … Continue reading

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Governors Turn Up the Heat on Children’s Health Coverage

Reauthorization of the State Children’ s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is going to be health issue number one in Congress this year. It’s not just members of Congress who understand this. Governors are beginning to turn up the heat bigtime … Continue reading

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A Call for “Minimum Creditable Coverage” to include Prescription Drugs

Sen. Richard Moore and Rep. Patricia Walrath, co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, joined the ACT!! Coalition to sponsor a press conference today on “minimum creditable coverage” (MCC) and prescription drug coverage. With 100 people in attendance … Continue reading

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March Madness — Fasten Seat Belts

Busy, busy month ahead with some huge decisions looming – not least of which is the Connector Board Meeting on 3/20 where they are supposed to decide on standards for “minimally creditable coverage” and affordability parameters to determine who gets … Continue reading

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