Press Releases Archive

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 »
May 8, 2019
Thursday, May 2nd 2019   Yesterday, the Health Policy Commission (HPC) issued the results of a case study looking at the price of insulin and its impact on individuals with diabetes in the Commonwealth. "HPC DataPoints, Issue 11: Insulin Price Growth and Patient Out-of-Pocket Spending" analyzes spending trends from 2013 to 2016 for commercially insured patients who have diabetes and use insulin... Read more »
April 26, 2019
(Boston, MA) - "The language in the final FY20 House budget makes progress in bringing more transparency to prescription drug costs for the MassHealth program. MassHealth prescription drug costs have nearly doubled from $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion over the past five years, and MassHealth needs additional negotiating tools.
April 10, 2019
  (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 FY2020:   “Health Care For All (HCFA) thanks Chairman Michlewitz and the House Committee on Ways and Means for proposing an FY2020 state budget that promotes access to health coverage and care in the Commonwealth.
March 3, 2019
  PRESS RELEASE: Massachusetts Advocates Remember Rob Restuccia,  Health Care Leader And Visionary, Who Died of Cancer Today   BOSTON, Mass. (March 3rd, 2019) – The staff and board members of Health Care For All (HCFA) are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rob Restuccia (69), a true health care leader and visionary who was intimately connected to the organization since its inception.
December 21, 2018
CONTACT: Alrie McNiff Daniels 857-304-3338   María R. González Albuixech Director of Strategy and Communications Health Care For All Office: 617-275-2915   Health Care For All Receives $120,000 Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation  
November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018 (Boston, MA). Health Care For All (HCFA) is excited to announce it has received $300,000 over three years from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. This funding will enable HCFA to build a stronger consumer voice that focuses on promoting proactive child health policies, expanding the Children’s Health Access Coalition, defending children’s health care coverage... Read more »
September 24, 2018
Mass. advocates vow to fight against over-broad 'public charge' definition, which would deny green cards to people who access key safety net programs - or whose jobs don't pay high enough wages.  BOSTON - The Trump administration yesterday released a proposed regulation that seeks to penalize legal immigrants for accessing programs that help working families with health care, housing and... Read more »
August 1, 2018
(Boston, MA)- “Health Care For All (HCFA) is disappointed the legislature was unable to pass a health care bill that included proposals to reduce costs and strengthen protections for health care consumers in the Commonwealth. The proposed legislation would have invested in prevention, authorized dental therapists, improved provider directories, and limited out-of-network payments for consumers,... Read more »
June 29, 2018
BOSTON, Mass. (June 29, 2018) – Health Care For All (HCFA) announced today it has received a $100,000 grant over one year from the Boston Foundation for general operating support to assess and promote meaningful collaboration between MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and local community-based organizations.