Monthly Archives: September 2013

SQAC Meets and Discusses Measure Set

The Statewide Quality Advisory Committee (SQAC) met this morning. The bulk of the meeting was focused on an evaluation of the 35 non-mandated measures approved in 2012 by the committee for inclusion in the Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS). The … Continue reading

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Obamacare in Massachusetts: Incremental Transformation

Understandably, there’s lots media attention on October 1 as the D-Day for health reform. The health insurance marketplaces will be newly open in every state (of course, in  Massachusetts we’ve had our Health Connector since 2006),  and people can shop … Continue reading

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October 1 Prep: Links o’ Fun

With October 1 barreling down, we thought your ACA weekend would be livened by two valuable, and two enjoyable links, proving again that the internet is the most important use of time and waste of time in creation. Before getting … Continue reading

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It’s World Contraception Day!

[Today’s guest blog is by Erica Brunner, former HCFA staffer and now a leader at NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.] In the past, laws like those that prevented unmarried women from accessing contraception were the main barrier women faced in controlling their … Continue reading

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Texas vs. Massachusetts: Their Best Is Our Worst

Rapper Nas has spit a great rhyme in his song Make the World Go Round: I’m a rare dude, I’m a wonder, your best success is my worst blunder Today, a post on Health Affairs blog, Plano, Texas Vs. Revere, … Continue reading

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Supporting our Heroes

As our news is filled with more details about the Navy Yard shooter, Health Care For All is convening the first coalition conversations with our newest policy effort.  We are calling our new coalition MASH (Massachusetts Alliance to Support Heroes), … Continue reading

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New Data Out on Hospital Personnel Flu Vaccinations

The MA Department of Public Health yesterday released its latest data on the rates of influenza vaccination among hospital personnel for the 2012/2013 flu season. Hospital personnel includes all staff (including per diem staff), students and volunteers. You can find … Continue reading

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