Here in Massachusetts, life goes on in terms of universal coverage.From The Boston Globe: Health-insurance sign-ups are running ahead of expectations as the Massachusetts Health Connector wraps up the second month of the three-month open-enrollment period, according to Louis Gutierrez, executive director. The Connector, a state agency that serves people who don’t obtain health insurance … Continue reading Massachusetts #universal health coverage effort carries on
Phil Galewitz of Kaiser Health News reports that enrollment increases for federal exchanges mirror "activity on several state-run Obamacare exchanges, according to figures obtained from states independently by Kaiser Health News. Minnesota, with more than 54,000 enrollees as of Monday, doubled the number of sign-ups it had at the same time last year. Colorado, Massachusetts and … Continue reading Kaiser Health News: Increase in health insurance exchange enrollment mirrors some state programs, including Massachusetts
Stuart Altman, the Brandeis University healthcare economist who has advised presidents from Nixon to Obama, talked to Health Leaders last week. He is now the head of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, which tracks total health spending statewide. HLM: How is Massachusetts trying to address high costs? Altman: First of all, it is the … Continue reading Can #Massachusetts tame #health #spending with transparency and oversight?
The unrelenting supporters of the single-payer approach to health reform have updated their website. And, it is a quite an update. The old MassCare site was sluggish -- infrequently updated and often lacking links to upcoming events. Check it out here or click below. Also in health reform, check out WBUR's Q & A with David Seltz, … Continue reading Single-payer health reform advocates launch new website #HCR #mapoli
Meet the #MAHPC team: http://pic.twitter.com/ub0YukuYHealth Care For AllFri, Nov 16 2012 06:48:10ReplyRetweetFavoriteMore about the chairman. Altman to head Mass health costs board.Brandeis professor and long-time health policy player, Stuart Altman, will chair the state's new health care costs board.Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google Share on LinkedinShare by emailtinkerrr0 likes · 0 commentsCost commission begins work to … Continue reading #mahealthcarecosts: Massachusetts commission meets
More than a river divides Vermont and New Hampshire. In the state that lives by the motto, " Live Free or Die," regulators and politicians declined to set up a health insurance exchange mandated as part of the health reform law. From the June 22 Concord Monitor: John Lynch signed into law a bill that prohibits New Hampshire … Continue reading The “end of fee for service”: Health cost wars break out in in New England #hcr #mapoli #aca
Some of the BoSox players were lifting chicken legs instead of weights last spring, but not Ellsbury and Pedroia. Jacoby returned from an injury for a great year and Dustin was solid all season. The Globe's Daily Dose offers some advice from their off-season trainers, who counsel them "on the importance of sleep, self-massage to relieve soreness, and what … Continue reading Hold the fried chicken: RedSox workout tips from the Globe