Press Releases Archive

August 13, 2019
The rule, which goes into effect Oct. 15, would deny green cards or immigrant visas to anyone deemed ‘more likely than not’ to use one of several safety-net programs someday, unless they earn over 250% of the federal poverty line. BOSTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday will publish a new rule that would curtail legal immigration by vastly expanding who can be denied a green card or visa... Read more »
July 29, 2019
  BOSTON, MA - Out-of-date and inaccurate health insurance provider directories appear to have a large number of in-network providers. In reality, the number is often much smaller, as providers may have moved, closed their practices, no longer accept new patients, or no longer participate in particular health insurance plans. These "ghost networks" are especially challenging for people seeking... Read more »
July 25, 2019
  Conclusions Show Strong Support for Legislation that Provides Transparency and Accountability to Lower Prescription Drug Costs   BOSTON, MA— Today, Health Care For All and the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Affordability Coalition participated in a legislative briefing that revealed the results of a statewide survey regarding the rising cost of prescription drugs and potential solutions to... Read more »
July 22, 2019
(Boston, MA) - Statement from Health Care For All’s Executive Director Amy Rosenthal regarding the state budget proposal released by the budget conference committee for FY2020:  “Health Care For All thanks the conference committee for proposing an FY2020 state budget that promotes access to health coverage and care in the Commonwealth. “Prescription drugs are critical for curing disease and... Read more »
July 15, 2019
Hundreds of Thousands of Massachusetts Residents Could Lose Access  to Coverage and Care if Obamacare is Found Unconstitutional  
July 5, 2019
Hundreds of Thousands of Massachusetts Residents Could Lose Access to Coverage and Care if Obacamare is Deemed Unconstitutional
June 12, 2019
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019   This day of action was organized by the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Affordability Coalition to support budget and legislative efforts to address skyrocketing drug costs BOSTON, MA- Today, the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Affordability Coalition and other partners hosted a Health Care Action Day at the State House to lower prescription drug costs.Prescription... Read more »
May 22, 2019
(Boston, MA) -"Health Care For All applauds the Senate for retaining the strong language included in the proposed Senate Ways and Means budget to address the rapidly rising costs of prescription drugs in the MassHealth program. MassHealth spending for prescription drugs has nearly doubled from $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion over the past five years. This provision provides MassHealth with... Read more »
May 22, 2019
Boston, MA (May 28, 2019) - May is National Foster Care Month and in celebration of the occasion, Boston Children's Hospital is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Foster MA campaign to help recruit and retain foster and adoptive parents in Massachusetts from diverse backgrounds. Who: Boston Children's Hospital President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Kevin Churchwell MA Department... Read more »
May 8, 2019
"Prescription drugs are critical to cure disease and maintain health, however they only work if consumers can afford them. Unfortunately, prescription drug prices continue to rise rapidly, with pharmacy spending nearly doubling in MassHealth over the past five years. This trend is not sustainable, yet MassHealth is fundamental to the Commonwealth's success in providing 97% percent of its... Read more »