Monthly Archives: July 2012

August 1: Women’s Health Progress Thanks To ACA

[Our guest blogger is Megan Amundson of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. We’re also active supporters of the Countdown to Coverage campaign, an effort to help women understand the concrete ways that the Affordable Care Act is already helping women and our … Continue reading

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Commence Phase Four

At around 10:30 Monday night, the legislative leadership released the text of their bill called “payment reform” for short in the State House, but majestically formally titled “An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs Through Increased … Continue reading

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T-Minus 1 Week: Payment Reform and Prescription Abuse Bills Waiting Action

With one week to go and around 4 formal session left in the legislative cycle, it’s not yet time to haul out The Final Countdown. But it’s getting close. Two key bills await action – the comprehensive delivery system reform … Continue reading

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We Need To Defend The ACA

Last Friday, HCFA hosted a conference call to discuss the Supreme Court decision on the ACA and its implications for both Massachusetts and the nation at large. The key takeaway from the call? The Affordable Care Act needs to be … Continue reading

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Join HCFA Call on ACA and SCOTUS – Friday at noon

Since the Supreme Court decision on health reform was made, you’ve no doubt heard pundits talk about what it means politically — and probably heard a lot of misinformation about what the Affordable Care Act actually does. That’s why on … Continue reading

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T-Minus 2 Weeks For Payment Reform

A week ago we reminded our readers that just three weeks remained in the legislative session, with the comprehensive health delivery system reform and cost control bill hanging out in the conference committee. Well now there’s just 2 weeks left. … Continue reading

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Cape Senator Dan Wolf Injects Reality Into DC Health Law Hearings

Today the Republican-controlled US Congressional House Oversight Committee held a hearing on the horrors coming to the economy due to the Affordable Care Act. The hearing, using favored Republican terminology, was titled “Examining the Impact of Obamacare on Job Creators … Continue reading

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