A second Cabinet secretary said Tuesday that the administration is willing to back away from Gov. Charlie Baker’s controversial proposal to impose a $2,000 per employee assessment on companies that don’t meet certain health insurance requirements.
Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the state’s congressional delegation to fight a Republican-backed health care bill that he said could undermine Massachusetts’ efforts to maintain its highest-in-the-nation rate of insured residents.
Gov. Charlie Baker said he finds cause for concern with many of the proposed cuts in President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint released Thursday, including an “alarming” reduction in federal research spending that he cast as a more immediate concern for Massachusetts than the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Defending the state’s success in reaching near universal health insurance coverage, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday he hopes any Republican plan to replace Obamacare protects the gains made in Massachusetts over the past decade.
MassDevelopment has provided a $2.5 million Emerging Technology Fund loan to Lexington Medical Inc., a developer of abdominal surgical devices in Billerica.
The Baker administration’s plan to levy heavy per-employee assessments on businesses that don’t meet proposed health insurance requirements may have been based on a “flawed premise,” according to an influential Beacon Hill think tank.
Banks, insurance agencies and architecture firms are all featured in this week’s roundup of organizations making personnel changes.
As part of an ongoing effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act, three Republican lawmakers yesterday introduced a piece of legislation intended to expand eligibility for health savings accounts.
Officials examining variations in prices charged by medical providers on Tuesday floated the idea of setting a minimum rate for hospitals at the bottom end of the price spectrum.
Allen Chaves began his career in the insurance industry on a Monday morning, after collecting his diploma the previous Friday evening.
Massachusetts officials say more than 250,000 people are now enrolled for insurance through the state’s Health Connector, the most since implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Eastern Bank’s insurance group today announced that it had acquired the assets of a full-service insurance agency in Newburyport.
R.W. Holmes Realty Co. announced a new 25,000-square-foot building has reached full occupancy.
A Massachusetts dentist with 21 practices around the state has agreed to pay the state’s Medicaid program $475,000 to resolve allegations of improper billing practices.
Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday his administration will be ready to deal with the consequences of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, though his $40.5 billion budget plan for fiscal 2018 presumes that the federal health care landscape will remain unchanged.
Companies that do not offer their employees health insurance would pay a $2,000 annual assessment per full-time worker to the state under a plan Gov. Charlie Baker plans to offer later this month to blunt the impact of escalating, enrollment-driven costs in the state’s Medicaid program, the State House News Service has learned.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program.
Health care in Massachusetts is about 6 percent more expensive than the U.S. average, and medical spending is divided differently among types of care than the national trend, according to data presented Wednesday.
A panel exploring fixes to unwarranted differences in health care prices hit upon some consensus Tuesday as its members identified one of their chief hurdles as conveying useful, understandable cost information to patients.
State health care officials see a likely limited impact on spending associated with Steward Health Care’s acquisition of a physician network in the Worcester County and Springfield areas and have opted against conducting a full cost and market review of the transaction.
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