Do you have a position on Question 1 on this November’s state-wide ballot, which would place limits on the ratio of patients to nurses in Massachusetts hospitals?
Last night, the state senate struggled through a complex package of health care cost-control measures. The challenge is to see through the legalese to the underlying choices. Here is an overview of the legislation, which now moves to the House.
The Trump health care changes may not take effect until 2020, but even without those changes the Massachusetts health care model is under stress.
Hi Will, There is an article in today’s NY Times about people going to emergency rooms for treatment and then facing large bills because the treating physician was not a network member even though the hospital was listed in the provider network. Eastern Massachusetts scored dismally on this survey with over 40% of all patients […]
On Tuesday afternoon, the Baker administration unveiled its comprehensive plan to transform Bridgewater State Hospital from a correctional facility to a more clinically focused health treatment center. According to Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett, 190 correctional officers will be removed from Bridgewater’s interior and stationed in alternative locations, including the facility’s exterior. […]
The Senate recently passed legislation raising the age for legal purchase of tobacco from 18 to 21. I was pleased to support the bill — I do believe it will save lives.