Tag Archives: Municipal Health Care Reform

MMA Legislative Letter on Muni Health Care

Here is the letter of March 30th sent by the MMA to the State Legislature on municipal health care. Dear Representative, On behalf of the cities, towns and local taxpayers of Massachusetts, the MMA strongly urges you to support H. … Continue reading

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Speaker Deleo on Muni Health Care

Speaker Deleo, in remarks to the Boston Chamber, reiterated his strong support for his plan to force localities to enter the GIC or produce a local plan that meets GIC cost benchmarks. The Speaker, in a press conference after the … Continue reading

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Muni Health Care Hearing

The Legislature convened a hearing on municipal health care yesterday, which I was unable to attend.The Mass Mayors had Scott Lang of New Bedford, Kim Driscoll of Salem, and Tom Menino of Boston, amongst many, speaking for giving municipalities health … Continue reading

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A Mystery to Me

The Tribune ran two stories today talking about collective bargaining from the Massachusetts perspective. The first, from Bill Kirk, talked about the potential for the Wisconsin fallout to hit Massachusetts. Good piece worth a read. In the story I talk … Continue reading

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Blue Cross Clouds the Picture

A Sunday piece in the Lowell Sun, written by John Coughlin of Blue Cross, manages to indirectly criticize Governor Patrick’s push to give greater flexibility to municipalities by giving them the option to join the GIC, by saying that we … Continue reading

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Municipal Leaders Letter on Health Care Reform

Below is the letter that was printed in yesterday’s Tribune, and that has received coverage throughout the State, signed by Mayors and Managers throughout Massachusetts. A PLEA FOR MUNICIPAL HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM and Support for Governor Patrick‚Äôs Municipal Health Insurance … Continue reading

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Health Care Questions

Monday morning, and only time for three observations on municipal health care reform. We have heard some statements on health care reform that on the surface make sense, but upon cursory review just fall apart. Lets look at them. 1) … 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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Speaker Deleo and Mayor Menino on Municipal Health Care

Speaker Deleo was on Jim Braude’s show on NECN last week, and he reiterated his call for dramatic change in the laws governing municipal health care. The Speaker is advocating a system where if the cost estimates for a locality … Continue reading

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The Boston Foundation Education Health Care Report

The Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education issued a report last month dealing with education funding in Massachusetts. The report looked at the financial impacts of the Education Reform Act, and how the larger amounts of state … Continue reading

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