Monthly Archives: March 2010

Congressional Delegation to Laud Health Law Today

Senator Kerry and members of the Massachusetts House delegation will speak today on benefits of health reform to Massachusetts this afternoon, at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Also, Congressman Markey released a summary of the fiscal benefits to Massachusetts … Continue reading

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John McDonough Takes The Long View on Health Reform

CommonWealth Magazine’s Michael Jonas has a thoughtful interview with John McDonough, former HCFA Executive Director who served on Senator Kennedy’s HELP Committee health staff in 2008 and 2009. Their talk yesterday covered the role of Massachusetts health reform, Scott Brown, … Continue reading

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QCC Talks EOL (End of Life)

The Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council met to discuss the recommendations of the Expert Panel on end of life (EOL) care and to hear a presentation by Kevin Beagan, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, regarding the health care components … Continue reading

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Disparities Council Pushes Linguistically and Culturally Competent Care

The Health Disparities Council held its bi-monthly meeting on Monday. Chaired by Representative Rushing, the members focused on legislative opportunities, interpreter services, and the Latino community to address health disparities in Massachusetts. Hank Porten, President of the Valley Health Systems … Continue reading

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Real Reform for Real People – Thank You, Congressional Delegation!

Health Care For All applauds the House of Representatives for voting YES on national health reform yesterday. And we thank the members of our Congressional delegation who supported this life-changing piece of legislation for their leadership, commitment, and perseverance. This … Continue reading

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Capuano Confirms Yes Vote, and Explains Why National Health Reform Is Good For Massachusetts

Congressman Capuano released a detailed letter (full text below) explaining why he’s voting for health reform tomorrow. The short version: National health reform is good for Massachusetts. Meanwhile, groups continue to demand that Congressman Stephen Lynch reconsider his announced intent … Continue reading

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Cost Trends Hearings Conclude; Next Steps: Action?

Friday’s final day of the Cost Trends hearings focused on solutions. We covered the event minute by minute on our twitter feed, as did the DHCFP, and you can go back to the feeds to get the details. Throughout the … Continue reading

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