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Health Reform Failure

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Steffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein Boston Globe (click here for link to original article) 17 September 2007 N 1966 – just before Medicare and Medicaid were launched – 47 million Americans were uninsured. By … Continue reading

The Dark Side of Healthcare Reform

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Benjamin Day Boston Globe, Op-Ed (click here for link to original article) 30 August 2007 AFTER EXTENDING healthcare coverage to more than 150,000 previously uninsured residents over the past year, Massachusetts health reform took a … Continue reading

CostRX: UPI Interview With Kucinich on Health Reform

Promises, Promises in Healthcare Reform UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Laura Gilcrest United Press International (click here for link to original article) 27 April 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26 (UPI) — In the second part of an interview with United … Continue reading

Promises, Promises in Healthcare Reform

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Boston Globe (click here for link to original letters to the editor) Letters to the Editor March 17, 2007 PEOPLE OF all stripes are closely following the state health reform plan as it is rolled … Continue reading

AS HEALTH INSURANCE ACCESS EXPANDS, DEBATE PICKS UP OVER RISING COSTS

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE (cllck here to visit State House News) Priscilla Yeon STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 27, 2007?..A group of activists and legislators are pushing health care cost control initiatives to slow double-digit inflation … Continue reading

Mass. ‘Universal’ Health Plan Already Falling Short

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== The New Standard (click here for link to the original article) Megan Tady January 26, 2007 Less than a year after Massachusetts’s controversial healthcare initiative was first revealed, evidence is accumulating to bolster critics who … Continue reading

Health reform plan is springing leaks

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Berkshire Eagle (click here for link to original article) Editorial January 24, 2007 The state’s new mandated health insurance plan has gotten favorable reviews in the early going, in particular from people earning 100 percent … Continue reading

LAWMAKERS NIX PETITION GUARANTEEING HEALTH CARE ACCESS

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Jim O’Sullivan and Priscilla Yeon STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 2, 2007….An effort to enshrine in the state constitution guarantees of affordable and comprehensive health coverage died in the Legislature Tuesday, with … Continue reading

A Bill Coming Due

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Steve Bailey The Boston Globe (click here for link to original article) 6 December 2006 To appreciate what is happening to healthcare costs, consider this amazing number: $2,228,099. That is what it will cost the … Continue reading

Partners vs. Everyone Else

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Steve Bailey The Boston Globe (click here for a link to the original article) 15 November 2006 Last May the twin 800-pound gorillas of the Massachusetts healthcare industry, Partners HealthCare and Blue Cross and Blue … Continue reading

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