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 »
May 12, 2015
BOSTON - Statement from Health Care For All's Executive Director Amy Whitcomb Slemmer regarding the FY 2016 Senate Budget Proposal. "Health Care For All (HCFA) appreciates the work of Senate Ways and Means Chair Karen Spilka and Senate President Stan Rosenberg in proposing a balanced budget that focuses on directing funding to key programs and services for our communities.
April 16, 2015
BOSTON - Health Care For All (HCFA) inaugurated its 30th anniversary campaign by celebrating the progress made in health care access and quality in Massachusetts and by looking towards the work yet to be done to ensure that the health care system works for all. "We gathered tonight to reaffirm three decades of unwavering commitment to one core belief: health care is a human right. With nearly... Read more »
March 4, 2015
BOSTON -- "Health Care For All welcomes Governor Baker's budget proposal. In his budget, the Governor maintains the Commonwealth's long-standing commitment to providing access to affordable health care, and we look forward to the proposal's consideration in the coming weeks as it moves to the legislature.