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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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CommCare Bridge Hangs in the Balance

The formal legislative session may be over, but a lot of unfinished business remains. Amid the flurry of activity on Saturday night, the Senate passed a supplemental budget, S. 2592. Section 26 of this bill gives the Connector the authority … Continue reading

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New Statewide Toll Free Number for Emergency Psychiatric Calls

As of June 1st, there is important news for health care consumers in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) has set up a new statewide toll free number to call when a family member or consumer has a psychiatric … Continue reading

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Put Patients Before Drug and Device Company Profits

Yesterday’s House vote to repeal the state’s gift ban and disclosure law is a step back from Massachusetts’ landmark health reform law.  We are disappointed that some House members chose to put drug and device profits ahead of patients’ health.  … Continue reading

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Stop the Pharma Sneak Attack on “one of the smartest steps Massachusetts has taken to get health costs under control”

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee released its version of S. 2380, legislation to reorganize the state’s economic development apparatus. Buried in the 100+ pages of legalese was this simple provision: SECTION 105. Chapter 111N of the General … Continue reading

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