Monthly Archives: January 2008

New Report Sizes Up Oral Health for MA Kids

Last week the Catalyst Institute, a research organization dedicated to enhancing oral health, released a report providing an in-depth look at children’s oral health in Massachusetts. “The Oral Health of Massachusetts’ Children” focuses on the impact dental decay, the most … Continue reading

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GIC Joins MA Prescription Reform Coalition

The Massachusetts Prescription Reform Coalition, which launched earlier this month, continues to welcome new members. The coalition is excited to welcome the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Group Insurance Commission to its membership this week. Dolores Mitchell is a tireless champion for … Continue reading

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Disparities Action Network Hosts Legislative Briefing

The Disparities Action Network and Representative Byron Rushing hosted a health disparities briefing today in the State House. More than 75 persons packed the Member’s Lounge to view video clips following two diverse patients through their difficult experiences with the … Continue reading

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23 Retail Clinics in Wal-Mart Stores Close Suddenly

From today’s Wall Street Journal blog: A New York company called CheckUps shut down 23 clinics it was operating at Wal-Marts in Florida and three other southern states. CheckUps stopped paying some of its nurse practitioners in December, and owes … Continue reading

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Why Republican Presidential Candidates Don’t Talk about the Uninsured…

…The answer is here. Thanks to a the Pew Research Center. A poll on what voters in each party think should be a “top priority” for the new President and the new Congress. Support for addressing the uninsured: 65% of … Continue reading

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HCFA’s 2008 Policy and Organizing Conference, “Building Momentum, Moving Forward”

Conference Date March 28th Health Care For All’s annual Policy and Organizing Conference will be held this year on Friday, March 28th at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough MA. This year’s theme will be “Building Momentum, Moving … Continue reading

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Progress Report on State Health Access Reform

My Community Catalyst colleagues, Michael Miller & Christine Barber, and I provide a “Progress Report on State Health Access Reform” as a Health Affairs web exclusive out for release today. We found that 39 states had enacted laws in 2006 … Continue reading

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