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.
Increasing the popularity of tiered health insurance plans could help drive down total medical spending, industry leaders agreed Tuesday, but hospitals and insurers aren’t necessarily on the same page about how to do it.
With major jumps in the prices of some health plans and lower subsidies on others this year, the Massachusetts Health Connector is seeing more of its members switching plans and shopping around than in the past.
Nationwide Life Insurance Co. has provided $34.5 million in first mortgage financing for Alewife Brook Parkway shopping center in Cambridge.
Starting Thursday, more than 160,000 Medicaid members in Massachusetts will participate in a novel approach to safety-net health care administered by six health organizations.
Arbella Insurance Foundation, Citizens Bank and TD Bank are among those organizations giving back to their community in this week’s roundup.
Lahey Health Systems has signed a long-term lease renewal at 25 Mall Road in Burlington.
GAAMHA Inc., an organization dedicated to supporting people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders in Gardner, has received a $1.3 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment.
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