Monthly Archives: March 2010

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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Health Reform Is Good For Massachusetts: Senator Kerry with the Details

So, forget the rhetoric, and enough with the misdirection and talking points we’re inundated with on a daily basis — the reality is really very simple: This bill makes the Massachusetts health care system much, much stronger. It strengthens Massachusetts’ … Continue reading

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Cost Trends Hearings Continue into Day 2

The second day of the Cost Trends Hearings began with an introduction and overview by Commissioner Morales. He reminded us all of the need for short-term and long-term health care cost solutions. There was also a new procedural aspect to … Continue reading

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National Health Reform Is Good For Massachusetts: United for Reform

[A broad group of health care leaders in Massachusetts sent the following letter yesterday to our Congressional delegation; you can download the original letter here; add your voice by clicking here.] Dear Massachusetts Senators and Representatives: Thank you for your … Continue reading

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Look – Up In The Sky – It’s the “Vote YES on Health Reform” Banner

Look up on Friday! You just might see a plane fly by with a banner encouraging Congress to vote YES on health care! Keep your eyes to the skies and tell your friends. It will fly over Milton, Boston, Cambridge, … Continue reading

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Dr. Lucian Leape On Transparency and Public Reporting

Dr. Lucian Leape, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and national patient safety leader and thinker, wrote a commentary for the Commonwealth Fund comparing three approaches for improving patient safety: regulation/accreditation, financial incentives, and public reporting. Of the … Continue reading

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National Health Reform is Good For Massachusetts: The Final Push – It’s Up to You

This is it. With all the distracting, hypocritical noise about procedural trivia, President Obama, interviewed on Fox News last night, cut through the chaff: “we have a vote on whether or not we’re going to maintain the status quo, or … Continue reading

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