Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ringside II: Wednesday from the Supreme Court

HCFA Executive Director Amy Whitcomb Slemmer was at Wednesday’s Supreme Court arguments on the constitutionality of the Medicaid expansion. Here’s her report:) Greetings from SCOTUS (as the cool kids are calling it). This was another incredible day from the Supreme … Continue reading

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Linking Our Drug Marketing Reforms With Higher Generic Use = Savings

Massachusetts ranks as one of the top states for medication adherence, while residents with chronic conditions are more likely than residents of all other states to take generic medication. These findings come from CVS Caremark’s new report, which examined medication … Continue reading

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Ringside Report From The Supreme Court

HCFA Executive Director Amy Slemmer is in Washington this week, and sent this report from the oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act. Hello from the US Supreme Court. I’ve been out front with the crowd joyfully calling for health … Continue reading

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Meet Mary Flynn from Brewster

I want you all to meet Mary Flynn from Brewster, Massachusetts. Awhile back, she called our HelpLine because she was having problems with COBRA and needed health insurance. As the Supreme Court takes a closer look at Massachusetts’s health reform, … Continue reading

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National Health Reform Is Good For Massachusetts: Senator Kerry Puts It All Together

A bit over two years ago, we linked to a blog post by Senator Kerry, listing the numerous benefits from the national health reform law, then pending in the House. Now, on the second anniversary of the law’s enactment, Senator … Continue reading

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NPR: Massachusetts (cf. Texas)

With the second anniversary of the ACA and the Supreme Court challenge coming up, the media are focused on every angle of national health reform. We know that real life stories are often the best way to communicate reality, and … Continue reading

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Quality and Cost Council Meets Wednesday

The Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council will hold its monthly meeting this Wednesday, March 21, 1:30-3:00pm, at the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, 2 Boylston Street, 5th floor, Daley Room. Meetings are open to the public. … Continue reading

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