Press Releases Archive

October 31, 2016
Statement of Stephen Gorrie, Chair, Board of Directors for Health Care For All BOSTON -- “The Board of Directors has appointed Stephen Rosenfeld as Interim Director of Health Care For All (HCFA). Steve brings decades of experience in health access and health benefits law, health care consumer protection and long-term disability law. He is a well-respected leader in the health care community and a... Read more »
May 17, 2016
BOSTON - Statement from Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Whitcomb Slemmer Regarding the Senate FY2017 Budget Proposal: Health Care For All appreciates the work of Senate Ways and Means Chair Karen Spilka and Senate President Stan Rosenberg on proposing a thoughtful budget that focuses on directing funding to key programs for our communities. We are pleased that the Senate's proposed... Read more »
May 3, 2016
  "For The People" Hosted Conversations About Patient Centered Care and Honored Anh Vu Sawyer From The Southeast Asian Coalition Boston, MA. -Moving away from a traditional fundraising gala, Health Care For All tonight convened consumers, government officials, health care executives, business leaders and other stakeholders to celebrate its annual For The People event, and to help move the... Read more »
January 28, 2016
  BOSTON - Statement From Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Whitcomb Slemmer Regarding The Governor's FY 2017 Budget Proposal:   "Health Care For All appreciates Governor Baker's budget proposal that preserves and invests in many critical health-related programs.   "We especially applaud the decision to maintain dental benefits for adults in MassHealth. Having access to good oral... Read more »
January 16, 2016
  Framingham – State legislators, town officials, and health care advocates joined Health Care For All (HCFA) in Framingham today to urge MetroWest residents – and in particular, those who are traditionally under-enrolled and under-insured – to enroll or reenroll before the January 31st end to this Open Enrollment period. “Massachusetts has the nation’s highest rate of health insurance, with over... Read more »
December 11, 2015
  Boston - Every acute and rehabilitation hospital in Massachusetts has a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), in compliance with a law passed in 2008 with the support of Health Care For All (HCFA). In order to integrate the voices of patients and family members in the daily operations of hospitals, the legislation required all 98 institutions to create PFACs by 2010. Massachusetts is... Read more »
November 2, 2015
  Also Announces Big Scale Enrollment Event in the Greater Boston Area   
October 20, 2015
  Boston - Members of the Healthy Food, Healthy Homes, Healthy Children (HHH) Coalition and their allies, including Health Care For All, gathered today to proclaim their full support of HB429/SB94, An Act Relative to Ensuring the Wellbeing of All Children in the Commonwealth. The bill would promote children’s well-being by improving access to food assistance, eliminating unnecessary barriers to... Read more »
October 14, 2015
  BOSTON - Researchers, public officials, community members and organizations gathered today at the State House to mark Hispanic Heritage Month with a discussion about new research and best practices for reaching and enrolling the Commonwealth's uninsured Hispanic population. The study, which surveyed more than 3,200 Latinos in Massachusetts, found that 52% had never had insurance despite almost... Read more »
October 13, 2015
  BOSTON - "97% of the Massachusetts population has access to health insurance. However, many consumers still face financial barriers to care when it comes to accessing necessary treatments and medications.