Press Releases Archive

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.
October 5, 2015
  BOSTON – “We believe that consumers have to be at the center of the conversation when it comes to cost and quality of health care. “Health care consumers are concerned about increasingly high out-of-pocket expenses.  Last year, commercial insurance coverage increases were held to 2.6% for an average of $446 per member per month, but the member cost-sharing rose by 4.9%, with no better quality... Read more »
August 7, 2015
  BOSTON – Today, the Division of Insurance (DOI) held a public comment session on its review of state regulations, as directed by Governor Baker through Executive Order 562 in March of this year. The order has raised serious concerns from consumer advocates and policy leaders throughout the Commonwealth. Crucial health care regulations under review play a vital role in protecting Massachusetts... Read more »
June 25, 2015
  BOSTON - "The announcement today from the Supreme Court affirms and supports the valuable and lifesaving access to health insurance that the Affordable Care Act provides to millions of Americans - including access for the nearly 8 million people who were threatened with losing their tax subsidies in the King vs. Burwell case. Today the Supreme Court guaranteed opportunities for consumers to... Read more »