Press Releases Archive

April 13, 2018
(Boston, MA)- Statement from Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Rosenthal regarding the state budget proposal released by the House Ways and Means Committee for FY19:  “Health Care For All (HCFA) is very appreciative of the work that Chairman Sanchez and the House Ways and Means Committee have done to propose a balanced budget that strengthens the commitment to access to coverage and... Read more »
April 3, 2018
  (Boston, MA) – Today Governor Charlie Baker signed into law important legislation that advances patient confidentiality. An Act to Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare (PATCH Act) (S. 2296) ensures that when multiple people are on the same insurance plan, confidential health care information is not shared with anyone other than the patient.
March 27, 2018
(Boston, MA) - “Health Care For All (HCFA) is very grateful to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate for passing this important legislation that will protect privacy for patients seeking sensitive health care services. An Act to Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare (S. 2296) has been enacted by both chambers and it is now at the Governor’s desk. “Health insurers typically... Read more »
February 28, 2018
LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY A STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING LAW The Massachusetts House of Representatives votes in support of An Act to Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare (S. 2296)   (Boston, MA) – Today the House of Representatives just passed with a decisive vote (139-14) legislation that advances patient confidentiality. An Act to Protect Access to Confidential... Read more »
February 9, 2018
(Boston, MA)- Statement from Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Rosenthal regarding the two-year budget bill just signed by President Trump: “Health Care For All (HCFA) is relieved that the bipartisan budget deal reached by Congress and signed by President Trump earlier this morning includes needed funding for community health centers for two years. These centers provide health services... Read more »
January 25, 2018
(Boston, MA) - Statement from Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Rosenthal regarding the state budget proposal released by the Baker Administration for FY19:   “Health Care For All (HCFA) commends the Baker Administration for their ongoing commitment to universal health coverage. From the Governor himself, to Secretary Sudders, to the leaders at MassHealth and the Health Connector, we... Read more »
December 19, 2017
  (Boston, MA) - The Dental Care for Mass Coalition, which supports legislation to authorize dental therapists (S. 1169/H. 2474), announced today that Associated Industries of Massachusetts  (AIM), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and a number of other key organizations have joined the more than 60 organizations fighting for increased access to oral health. AIM and Blue Cross Blue Shield... Read more »
December 2, 2017
(Boston, MA) - Statement from Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Rosenthal regarding the Senate vote on the tax reform bill and the repeal of the individual mandate: “Health Care For All is extremely disappointed that the U.S. Senate decided to pass a piece of legislation that will have a disastrous impact on low-income and middle-class families in Massachusetts and across the country.... Read more »
November 15, 2017
(Boston, MA)- Statement from Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Rosenthal regarding the potential repeal of the individual mandate under the tax reform bill: “Health Care For All is deeply concerned about the latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Including the elimination of the individual mandate as part of the push to reform the tax code is nothing more than another... Read more »

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