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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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Municipal Relief Package Passes Without Health Care Reform

The legislature yesterday passed a Municipal Relief Package, which is outlined below. The package, predictably, did not contain “plan design” relief on health care for municipalities. There are some important pieces here, including the pension portion. But the most important … Continue reading

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The MMA Letter to Governor Patrick

The Massachusetts Municipal Association, knowing that local aid cuts are right around the corner, has sent Governor Patrick a letter asking for action on a series of reforms to help cities and towns weather the coming storm. I have talked … Continue reading

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The Globe Gets it Right on Municipal Healthcare

The Boston Globe wrote a lead editorial today that accurately depicted the Governor’s municipal healthcare proposal as not at all helpful to municipalities. From the Globe: GOVERNOR Patrick is asking mayors, selectmen, and town managers to make cheesecake out of … Continue reading

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