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The Employer Role in Health Coverage -- See Today's NYTimes

The Employer Role in Health Coverage -- See Today's NYTimes

May 6, 2005

Today's New York Times has a good overview of the debate on employer responsibility for employee health insurance. Click here to get it (you may need to register for free). In Massachusetts, our Moore/Blumer Health Access and Affordability Act (S.738, H.2777) proposes that all employers must provide some support for workers to obtain health coverage. It's not just here. Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, Oregon and other states are part of this growing conversation -- as is that little chain store called WalMart.

It's going to be an energetic debate. The public hearing on the HAAA, as well as Senate President Travaglini's health reform proposal, has been scheduled for June 8 starting at 10am in Gardner Auditorium in the MA State House. Expect to hear a lot more about this.