Monthly Archives: November 2013

This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful For Health Reform

Thanksgiving is about being grateful. Here at Health Care For All, we see every day the impact Massachusetts health reform has on people all around us. We know it can work, because we’ve seen it work. That’s why we’re grateful … Continue reading

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HPC: PCMHs, RPO, OPP, CHART and CMIRs (You Can Look It Up)

Hope you got your acronym cheat sheet handy. The Health Policy Commission (HPC) met for its tenth full commission meeting on Wednesday November 20th.  Several important issues were discussed at the meeting, including the patient center medical home (PCMH) certification, … Continue reading

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Health Policy Commissioner Paul Hattis Reflects After First Year Of Cost Control

Today marks one year since the inaugural meeting of the Health Policy Commission (see our report, Commence Cost Control), and at Wednesday’s meeting, board members will reflect on their first year, and look forward to the second year. Dr. Paul … Continue reading

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Health Connector Talks Of Web Site, Ups Broker Commissions

The Health Connector Board met this past Wednesday (Nov. 14) to discuss open enrollment, broker commissions, and progress in getting ready for the ACA.  Materials from the meeting are here, and click on for our full update.

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HCFA Urges Massachusetts To Reject Extending Non-Compliant Plans (UPDATE: Admin agrees with us)

The Obama administration’s decision to permit insurers to continue to offer plans they otherwise would have cancelled (here’s some good place-it-in-context background from The New Republic’s Jon Cohn) is still subject to state insurance market rules. Already a number of … Continue reading

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President Comes To Town

Last week, on a day full of victories, the President of the United States visited Boston to defend the Affordable Care Act. He began his historic appearance at Faneuil Hall with the self-deprecating and not altogether untrue observation that his … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart, Of Course

Last night Jon Stewart, of course, put the latest newsblork in the proper context. Go watch it. One more thing that should be mentioned in this whole “if you like your plan, you can keep it” thing is the disruption … Continue reading

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