HCFA Updates

Patient and Family Advisory Council Reports 2017

July 18, 2017

Reports are due by October 1, 2017. We provide a template to help PFACs more easily gather infromation and send their reports.

Health Care For All Announces New Executive Director

May 22, 2017

Amy Rosenthal brings over two decades of legislative, policy and advocacy experience to the organization at a critical time for the health care advocacy movement.

(Boston, MA) – Health Care For All (HCFA) announced today the appointment of Amy F. Rosenthal as its new Executive Director. Rosenthal picks up the torch from Steve Rosenfeld... Read More

Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Jeopardize Coverage For 500,000 Massachusetts Residents

January 12, 2017

During event at the State House, consumers, healthcare providers and workers outline major health and economic risks to Massachusetts if Congress Repeals ACA

Statement From Stephen Rosenfeld, Interim Executive Director For Health Care For All On 9C Budget Cuts

December 7, 2016

BOSTON -- “Health Care For All (HCFA) understands the need to balance the state budget to address tight tax revenues. However, we believe strongly that those cuts should not be made on the... Read More

Statement From Stephen Rosenfeld, Interim Executive Director For Health Care For All, On MassHealth Waiver

November 4, 2016

BOSTON--"Health Care For All (HCFA) welcomes this Medicaid waiver as an opportunity to transform MassHealth from just a program that takes care of people when they are sick to one that aims at keeping people healthy in the first place. We are particularly excited about the potential to integrate physical, behavioral health and long-term care with other social services. We hope... Read More

Health Care For All Announces New Interim Executive Director

October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31st 2016

Health Care For All Joins Administration Officials And Tax Preparers To Convey Important Information For Health Care Consumers During This Tax Season

March 16, 2016

Boston - Health Care For All, the Massachusetts Health Connector, MassHealth, and the Boston Tax Help Coalition held a joint press conference today to share important information for health care consumers in regards to tax filing. Consumers have until April 15th 2016 to file their income tax return and they have to include information about their health insurance status during... Read More

The Boston Globe agrees: "Medical privacy plan offers sensible remedy."

August 19, 2015
* Learn more about the bill -- "An Act to Protect Access To Confidential Healthcare" (S.557, H.871) -- and the diverse coalition supporting it here and ... Read More
"Medical privacy plan offers sensible remedy."

Read our August 2015 Health Care For All Newsletter

August 7, 2015

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2015 MassHealth Renewals for People with Disabilities

August 4, 2015

In order to follow federal rules, MassHealth will be contacting certain MassHealth members with disabilities for renewals to make sure they still qualify for MassHealth. You may need to submit a new application to kep your health coverage. Get the details here.

HCFA's Report Card on Insurers' Consumer Costs Web Sites

July 14, 2015

In 2012, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted comprehensive legislation aimed at controlling health care costs. The law included a provision that requires insurers and third party payers to provide a... Read More

See the amendments we support in the State Senate budget debates

May 20, 2015

Oral Health

More than 800,000 people, including 120,000 seniors and 180,000 people with disabilities, are without access to dental care beyond cleanings, fillings, extractions, and full dentures.  Left untreated, dental disease can lead to systemic infection, hospitalization, and significantly worsened medical conditions that would have been otherwise easily... Read More

HCFA Volunteers Urge Restoration of MassHealth Dental Benefits

May 19, 2015

On Tuesday, May 19th, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Health Care For All will convene advocates and consumers at the State House to conduct legislative visits.

We'll be urging Senate members to fund FULL restoration of MassHealth dental benefits.

Massachusetts residents have been living far too long... Read More

HCFA's Executive Director Responds To The Governor's FY 2016 Budget Proposal

March 9, 2015

In a March 4th press statement, Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Whitcomb Slemmer responded to proposed health care funding in Governor Baker's FY 2016 budget proposal.  Read her full statement here:

THANK YOU to all who joined us for our 30th anniversary celebration!

February 15, 2015

*See For The People 2015 event photos here.

*Watch the night's "Living Proof" presentation here.


 

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