Latest Massachusetts health care reform Stories
Legislature's decision to raid the Hospital Safety Net Account is unconstitutional and will devastate hospitals and the patients they serve. SEATTLE, July 18, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today it has filed a lawsuit against the State of Washington to overturn legislation that diverts money to the state general fund from an account set up to pay for hospital services to the poor and vulnerable.
NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans will soon gain what they have long waited for in healthcare: Purchasing power that will make health insurers want to work harder to win their business and loyalty.
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning July 1, 2011, many enrollees will pay less each month for health care coverage under the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).
ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that its Celtic Group subsidiary, CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts, Inc. (CeltiCare), has extended its statewide contract to serve Commonwealth Care Bridge Program members, effective July 1, 2011.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold move to address the healthcare affordability crisis, Blue Shield of California Chairman & CEO Bruce Bodaken announced a pledge today that Blue Shield will limit its annual net income to no more than 2 percent of revenue.
While overall emergency department use in Massachusetts continues to rise, the number of low-severity visits dropped slightly since the implementation of the state's health care reform law.
A new poll by the Harvard School of Public Health and The Boston Globe finds 63% of Massachusetts residents support the health care reform legislation enacted in 2006, 21% oppose it while 6% are not sure and 9% have not heard or read about the law.
Young adults ages 19-29 are struggling to get the health care they need more than almost any other age group, demonstrating the need for Affordable Care Act provisions, some already in place, that will expand health insurance and make it more affordable, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report.
LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business health insurance in Los Angeles is now more affordable than most business owners think, as explained by Master Insurance Services.
Report finds that 90 percent can afford premiums and costs under Affordable Care Act; out-of-pocket costs will still be a concern for some families.