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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

Bay State Briefs: Rebuilding in Springfield & New Bedford, Promoting Financial Literacy & Health Care Posted on Apr 29

Welcome to another week of Bay State Briefs! Last Friday, Governor Patrick visited the Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield to witness its reconstruction. Tuesday, he attended the opening ceremony for the Victoria Riverside townhouse lofts in New Bedford. That afternoon, the Governor   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Rebuilding in Springfield & New Bedford, Promoting Financial Literacy & Health Care

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: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade Posted on Apr 8

Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade

Check out this week’s Bay State Brief: On Monday, Governor Patrick attended Brockton’s Annual Youth Summit. Later that day, Governor Patrick nominated Judge Barbara A. Lenk to serve as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Judicial Court.  Tuesday, the Governor hosted a Health Care Reform Forum at the State   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade

The (Updated) Patrick-Murray Agenda Posted on Mar 24

The (Updated) Patrick-Murray Agenda

We have some new online tools to help you stay up-to-date with our progress on the Governor’s agenda and get a sense for how each policy proposal fits into the broader goals that Governor Patrick laid out in his second Inaugural Address. Learning more about the   …Continue Reading The (Updated) Patrick-Murray Agenda

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings Posted on Mar 17

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings

Governor Patrick in Lowell in February.  There is some very good job growth news in the employment figures released today by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. In February, Massachusetts gained 15,400 new sector jobs and the unemployment rate sank to 8.2%. That’s   …Continue Reading More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings

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: 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