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Category Archives: Health Care

Video: “Golden Spike” Moment of Health Care Reform Posted on Oct 23

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – Governor Patrick launches the Massachusetts Health Information Exchange, a secure electronic health information system to enable better coordinated care and reduced health care costs at Massachusetts General Hospital in the historic Ether Dome. ((Photo: Eric Haynes /  Governor’s Office) Governor   …Continue Reading Video: “Golden Spike” Moment of Health Care Reform

The Latest on Health Care Costs Posted on Jul 14

The Latest on Health Care Costs

Governor Patrick at a recent Summer Conversations forum in Milford. (Matt Bennett) The Governor and Lt. Governor are in the midst of their Summer Conversations tour, holding public forums with Massachusetts residents in communities across the Commonwealth. At each stop, one issue keeps coming up:   …Continue Reading The Latest on Health Care Costs

Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform! Posted on Apr 11

Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform!

Massachusetts’ landmark 2006 health care reform bill turns five this week. Thanks to that bill, 98% of Massachusetts residents have access to health care insurance – learn more here. The Governor joined state leaders and members of the health care community at an event today   …Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform!

Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day Posted on Mar 4

Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day

Time for your Bay State in Brief for the week! Watch our weekly episode below to learn more about the Governor’s health care proposal and his events this past week. The Governor spent the first part of the week in Washington, DC, attending the annual   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day

Taking Health Care on the Road Posted on Mar 4

Taking Health Care on the Road

  Since announcing a plan to contain health care costs and expand access to quality, affordable health care, Governor Patrick has visited hospitals, community health centers and health care networks across the Commonwealth to gather input on his cost-containment plan from members of the medical   …Continue Reading Taking Health Care on the Road

Bay State Briefs: Visiting Waltham, Barnstable High School & Rallying for Jobs Posted on Feb 25

It’s been another busy week in the Governor’s Office! This week, Governor Patrick travelled throughout the state promoting job creation and meeting with locals as they voice their concerns. On Tuesday, the Governor visited Career Opportunities in Hyannis to connect with unemployed youths and adults   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Visiting Waltham, Barnstable High School & Rallying for Jobs

Bay State Briefs: Chinese New Year, Our National Guard and the Cost of Health Care Posted on Feb 18

Welcome back to the Weekly Wrap Up and your Bay State Brief for the week. It’s been an important week for the Patrick-Murray Administration. Catch our Bay State Brief below to hit the road with Governor and Lt. Governor as they make stops around the   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Chinese New Year, Our National Guard and the Cost of Health Care

Making Quality Health Care More Affordable Posted on Feb 17

Making Quality Health Care More Affordable

This morning, in a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Governor Patrick laid out his plan to work in partnership with the health care community to bring down health care costs for consumers. His plan will help caregivers find innovative, lower cost ways to   …Continue Reading Making Quality Health Care More Affordable

Improving Health Insurance for College Students Posted on Apr 7

Improving Health Insurance for College Students

David Morales Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy   This week, Governor Patrick announced the culmination of an unprecedented collaborative effort amongst state and community colleges and state agencies to improve access to affordable student health insurance in Massachusetts.  As early as this August, state   …Continue Reading Improving Health Insurance for College Students

Health Care Cost Trends Hearings Posted on Mar 11

Health Care Cost Trends Hearings

David Morales Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy View Commissioner’s Bio Next Tuesday, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Attorney General’s Office will be holding a three-day series of public hearings about health care cost trends. During the hearings providers,   …Continue Reading Health Care Cost Trends Hearings