Tag Archives: Municipal Health Care

Methuen Health Care Deal Announced

I was very happy to report a health care deal yesterday with Methuen’s Section 19 Coalition, which includes representatives of all city unions. It is a one year contract (FY12) which continues the substantial changes we enacted in Methuen in … Continue reading

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Widmer on Municipal Health Care Reform

Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Michael Widmer weighed in on the Senate bill designed to “reform” municipal health care, and he has found it to be deficient. Widmer’s analysis is right on. The bill has some positive elements, but when considered … Continue reading

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New Coalition Advocates for Authority to Redesign Municipal Health Plans

Mayors and Local Leaders form the Save Our Communities Coalition New Coalition Advocates for Authority to Redesign Municipal Health Plans More than twenty Massachusetts municipal leaders announced today the formation of a new coalition, Save Our Communities Coalition, which will … Continue reading

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Boston Globe on Municipal Health Care

The Boston Globe today editoralized on the need for municipal health care reform, including a call to the State Legislature to adopt “plan design” for localities. The Globe wrote a two part series highlighting the unsustainable cost of municipal health … Continue reading

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The State Failure on Municipal Health Care Reform

Today’s Tribune cites the total failure of the State Legislature to enact any health care reform that would aid municipalities. And although this issue has been discussed many times prior on this blog today’s editorial requires me to discuss this … Continue reading

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