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Joint Committee on Public Health to Hold Legislative Hearing Tomorrow

Joint Committee on Public Health to Hold Legislative Hearing Tomorrow

October 19, 2009

The Joint Committee on Public Health will hold a hearing tomorrow in State House Room B-1 at 10am. The topic for tomorrow’s session is Health Insurance and Financing; testimony on approximately 20 bills will be accepted. Two priority HCFA bills, An Act Strengthening Health Reform (S.873/H.4258) and An Act Ensuring Access to Basic Health Care for Children and Young Adults (S.54) will be heard. The ACT!! Coalition has a great panel lined up; Neil Cronin from Mass Law Reform Institute, Mike Sroczynski from the Massachusetts Hospital Association, Allyson Perron from the American Heart/American Stroke Association and Meg Kroeplin from Community Partners will all provide testimony in support of Act Strengthening Health Reform. The Children’s Health Access Coalition has asked Cathryn Samples, MD, an adolescent medicine physician who has worked at Children’s Hospital Boston over 20 years to testify in support of An Act Ensuring Access to Basic Health Care for Children and Young Adults. Please check back tomorrow for highlights and details about the hearing. - Jessica Hamilton