Monthly Archives: August 2008

NY Times Lead Editorial: The Massachusetts Way

Today’s lead editorial in the New York Times: The Massachusetts Way The pioneering Massachusetts program to provide health insurance for all citizens looks more and more successful with each passing month. The number of uninsured has dropped — Massachusetts now … Continue reading

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FY 2010 Budget Battle Begins

As the cliche goes, the ink is barely dry on this year’s budget when action starts on the next one. Yesterday the Executive Office of Health and Human Services held the first of two public hearings on their FY2010 budget. … Continue reading

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Voilà! Just Define the Uninsured as Covered, and Problem Disappears. For Free!

I’ve been saving our “Health Care Humor” tag for when/if Mitt Romney is selected as VP candidate, and has to walk back from chapter 58, his campaign’s claim for his signal achievement, but this new statement from McCain health plan … Continue reading

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Real Voices: Your Weekly Dose from the HCFA Helpline

Every week we highlight the voices of real people that contact our Helpline every day. Once a week you will be introduced to a family whose life has changed for the better due to health reform. If you or anyone … Continue reading

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Insurance Coverage: We’re Number One! (ADDENDUM: and making the rest of the country look good)

The federal Current Population Survey (CPS) 2007 health insurance estimates were released today by the Census Bureau, with continued good news for Massachusetts. The absolute numbers should be treated with a lot of caveats when looking at an individual state. … Continue reading

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BU Panel Features Consumer Quality Council Member

Beginning Thursday, September 25, Boston University School of Public Health will be holding its ninth annual William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health. The two-day event, which attracts more than 300 attendees and is free and open to the public, … Continue reading

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Bigby and Kirwan Reaffirm Shared Responsibility

We were pleased to see most of the Boston Herald editorial last week, which opened with, “These numbers don’t lie. The state’s mandated health insurance law is working. Figures released this week by the state’s Division of Health Care Finance … Continue reading

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