Required Reading in Today's Globe
We urge you today to read the following articles that were recently published on the Boston Globe.
Lawmakers' bill tops dentists' proposal in expanding access to care
The Globe published a letter to the editor submitted by Health Care for All's Executive Director Stephen Rosenfeld favoring legislation that would create a new class of oral health providers, called dental therapists. This bill would allow them to meet the needs of vulnerable populations who might not have access to oral health care in traditional settings (see this fact sheet for more details).
Groups urge Baker to oppose possible Medicaid cuts
As part of a national effort to ask governors in to oppose Medicaid cuts in the form of block grants or per capita caps, HCFA circulated a sign-on letter to Governor Baker urging him to continue to support full funding for Medicaid. The letter was signed by 28 Massachusetts hospitals, consumer groups, labor unions, religious coalitions and other organizations. Together we ask for Governor Baker to "oppose any federal policy changes that could threaten Medicaid coverage for thousands of poor and disabled people across the state."
The Lifesaving Care Act
This column highlights the story of Jen Fox, an intern for Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy who got access to health insurance and treatment that saved her life thanks to the Affordable Care Act.