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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

Learning about Germany’s Health Care System Posted on Sep 27

Learning about Germany’s Health Care System

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio While our Administration launched a new tool to help address health care cost containment in Massachusetts, I had the opportunity to meet representatives from the German Federal Ministry of Health to discuss Germany’s universal   …Continue Reading Learning about Germany’s Health Care System

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: 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

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

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