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And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

The season of giving is almost over and there are only two days left to donate to Health Care For All in 2013. Please help us provide health care education, enrollment services, and advocacy that the people of Massachusetts deserve. … Continue reading

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Seeking Your Participation

Health Care For All has been asked to help review some health insurance materials! We would like your help to make sure the materials are easy to read and understand. Two people from the Center for Health Literacy will come to … Continue reading

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One Week

This past week has been a tough one for all of us. Our thoughts go out to the families who are grieving the loss of loved ones and all those who are recovering from injuries. But, a week after the … Continue reading

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Announcing iHCFA – Yeah, there’s an app for us.

A HCFA iPhone app is now available at the iTunes store for all iPhone and iPod users. This app will allow users to tune into HCFA’s updates in one central location. It includes blog and Twitter updates, videos, pictures, documents, … Continue reading

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Scrutiny of Caritas sale urged — Coalition asks regulators to take it slow, add limits

The Boston Globe reported Wednesday on letters signed by 23 legislators, health care providers, and state and local advocacy groups sent to Attorney General Martha Coakley and Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach to make sure that the review of the … Continue reading

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“Are Your Teeth Killing You?” — Dentist Spotlights Diseases You Had No Idea Were Connected to Your Teeth

Most people are unaware that the condition of their teeth can affect the health of their entire bodies. Dentist Charles Martin has published a book focusing on his research which shows that oral health is related to a huge range … Continue reading

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QCC Report: Organizational Changes and Mortality Reporting

The Quality and Cost Council met yesterday. The meeting included an overview of the new and improved “My Health Care Options” website. Among other updates and changes, the site now includes quality data on medical groups in Massachusetts. This data … Continue reading

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Senator Kerry to Speak at Geiger-Gibson, Tuesday Afternoon

This week is national health center week. To kick it off, Senator Kerry is hosting a press conference at 4pm tomorrow (Tues 8/10) at the Geiger Gibson Health Center, 250 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester (Red Line to JFK/UMASS), the nation’s … Continue reading

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Health Connector, My Health Options Websites Gets a Summer Makeover

The Massachusetts Health Connector recently revamped its website (though which individuals can browse, compare, and enroll in health plans), making the site even more consumer-friendly. As the Connector puts it: “New look, same trusted guide to the right health plan … Continue reading

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Want Better Care? Start Coordinating It.

“We put the checkbook in the hands of case managers.” That’s how Gia Limanek of the Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) explained how CCA is able to keep patients with chronic conditions in their homes and out of the hospital. Sometimes … Continue reading

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