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Join Us at the Purple Bus Tour - Friday, Noon, City Hall Plaza

(photo by RecordNet.com) On Friday (9/28) at noon, the Purple Bus VoteHealthCare.org Tour pulls into City Hall Plaza, by the Government Center T stop. Read more »

Connector Board Approves Non-Standardized CommChoice Plans and Looks Ahead to ACA Implementation

Today, the Connector Board met to consider offering non-standardized plans in Commonwealth Choice and discuss the Connector’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation work.  Materials from the meeting are posted here. Read more »

Nominations for MITSS HOPE Award

Our friends at MITSS (Medically Induced Trauma Support Services) are currently accepting nominations for the 2012 MITSS Hope Award. The MITSS HOPE Award recognizes people--families, healthcare providers, hospitals (or teams or departments therein), academic institutions, community health centers, grassroots organizations, EAP Programs, etc. – who exemplify the mission of MITSS: Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope to patients, families, and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events, medical errors, or unexpected outcomes. The winner of the HOPE Award will receive a monetary prize of $5,... Read more »

Honoring Those Who Serve

Today we remember the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. As we remember these events, let us also remember the men and women who are serving and their families. For the last 11 years, military personnel and their families have served all of us. As we begin to transition as a nation away from war-time, let us be mindful of the transition these men, women and families have to make to civilian life. The Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs has recently launched a website to address any question that may arise for veterans or their families regarding their benefits.... Read more »

Honoring those who serve

Today we remember the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. As we remember these events, let us also remember the men and women who are serving and their families. For the last 11 years, military personnel and their families have served all of us.  As we begin to transition as a nation away from war time, let us be mindful of the transition these men and family have to make to civilian life.  The Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services has recently launched a website to address any question that may arise for veterans or their families regarding their benefits. This... Read more »

MA Payment Reform - Already A National Model

That was fast. Governor Patrick signed Chapter 224 into law on August 6. On September 2, a group of national health policy Read more »

A Roundup of Press Hits for HCFA After the SCOTUS Decision

Well, it’s the Tuesday after the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the Affordable Care Act. There have been some great reactions that we’re sure that followers of this blog have already seen. Today, we’re rounding up some of the press hits we’ve got from last week: The San Francisco Chronicle has a great gallery of photos from our press conference and highlights Madelyn Rhenisch and Amy Whitcomb-Slemmer. Read more »

Grateful and Proud. Join Us at 1:00 this afternoon, State House Room 437.

Under the slogan "Massachusetts Health Reform: Moving Forward", stakeholders that worked together to pass Chapter 58 (the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law) will react to today's Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the federal Affordable Care Act and will reaffirm their commitment to the Massachusetts law that increased health coverage to 98% of the Massachusetts population. Must Click: Our Ari Fertig presents this for your viewing pleasure: WhenSCOTUSupheldObamacare.tumblr.com/ Read more »

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