Monthly Archives: December 2012

Elizabeth Warren Named to US Senate Health Committee

Today the US Senate majority Democrats announced their committee assignments for the next Congress. While lots of attention was heaped on the appointment of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to the Banking Committee, we were thrilled to learn that she also … Continue reading

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Amy’s Trip to African Hospitals (Part 1)

Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, our Executive Director, is in Africa visiting hospitals in Tanzania and Uganda to learn about the health care systems in these countries. To the extent she can (internet is spotty) she is sending us updates and dispatches. … Continue reading

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Feds Approve Massachusetts Exchange Plan

This afternoon, federal officials released a letter to Governor Patrick approving the Health Connector’s application to be a federal health exchange under the Affordable Care Act. (see letter here (pdf), and federal HHS Secretary Sebelius blog post). Massachusetts was one … Continue reading

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