Help for Haiti and Boston Activism on Health Care Affordability

First Haiti. Boston-based Partners in Health, which runs its hospital far from Port Au Prince, will be working on the earthquake relief effort. For more info on the effort and how to contribute, go to pih.com. Check the Globe for other local support efforts.  Boston is home to a large Haitian community.

Next, the reformers at Health Care for All are launching a new group this week to work for health care “to ensure everyone gets the health care they need at a price they can afford.”

Massachusetts is a leader in health care, but we can do better.  And we will.  The Massachusetts Campaign for Better Care seeks to redefine the way healthcare is delivered to ensure everyone gets the health care they need at a price they can afford.  We will push for reforms in our health care payment and delivery system that will save money for patients.

All patients should have access to the care they need when they need it.  Patient care should be integrated in a way that keeps people healthy.  Patients should have more time with their health care providers.

We are organizing patients across the Commonwealth to join together with policy makers to demand improvements that make sense and will save lives.

The official launch of the Massachusetts Campaign for Better Care is Thursday, January 14th at noon in Room 222 at the State House.

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