Tag Archives: Health Care Reform

States and Localities Continue to See Large Health Care Cost Increases

A new analysis by the Pew Project for the States shows that while health care costs nationally are rising at a slower rate the costs for local and state governments are rising at double digit rates, and consuming an ever … Continue reading

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Republican Policies? Where are They?

And so the Republican hand wringing over the election continues, and you can expect some serious fighting within Republican ranks over the future of the GOP. Some great back and forth between some thoughtful Republicans, and a few of them … Continue reading

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So What is the Right Answer?

Much writing about the Ron Paul-Wolf Blitzer exchange at the last Republican debate relative to health care insurance. Blitzer asked Paul, who is a straight shooter, about a hypothetical where a younger man chooses not to buy health insurance, but … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick on Health Care Cost Containment

Governor Patrick’s testimony before the Legislature on his ideas for health care cost containment. This issue, and Governor Patrick’s ideas on it, are being watched nationwide. I would venture to say that this may be the most important issue that … Continue reading

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Mitt Swims Against Republican Tide

Mitt Romney, seeking to extricate himself from conservative ire over his support for Massachusetts health care reform, gave a speech in Michigan to talk about that effort and what he sees as the differences with the federal health care effort … Continue reading

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The Billion Dollar Question

Governor Deval Patrick unveiled his budget for FY12, and we have talked about some of the ramifications of his recommended cut in local aid as well as his proposal on municipal health care. But little has been written, up to … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick at the MMA

Governor Patrick appeared at the MMA annual meeting today, giving a speech dealing with local aid in his next budget as well as the introduction of a new proposal for municipal health care reform. The Governor told the MMA that … Continue reading

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