Health Care

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Groups Oppose Big Pharma Plans

Calling on legislators to oppose attempts to repeal the RX Gift Ban, Senator  Montigny joined Health Care For All, AARP, and MASSPIRG in highlighting the Gift Ban’s effectiveness in outlawing questionable marketing practices.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

House Votes to Repeal Law Aimed at Lowering Health Care Costs

MASSPIRG's Legislative Director urges the Senate to prevent the repeal of this important tool to drive down health care costs.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

House votes to repeal law aimed at lowering health care costs

By a vote of 128-22 on April 27, 2011, the House sided with the Rx drug industry as they voted to repeal the Rx Gift Ban, a critical consumer protection law aimed at driving downing spiraling health care costs.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

A Year After the ACA, State Legislature Holds the Key to Lower Costs

Boston, MA - Statement of Deirdre Cummings, Legislative Director for MASSPIRG on the one-year anniversary of the final passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the new federal health care law, and the impact and potential it holds for Massachusetts consumers and small businesses.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Wrong Way on Cost Control

MASSPIRG's statement reguarding the $11million bonus and severance package given to Cleve Killingsworth,  the former CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Result | Health Care

Ending Big Pharma’s Giveaways To Doctors

Drugmakers can no longer shower doctors with free gifts, meals and trips to boost the sales of prescription drugs. That’s because we persuaded Beacon Hill leaders to crack down on Pharma’s “direct-to-doctor” marketing practices, which contribute to the spiraling cost of prescriptions.

Report | Health Care

The Young Person's Guide to Health Insurance

 

For people in their late teens and twenties, getting health insurance can be a lot like a lottery . . . If you’re lucky, your parents have a good plan that covers you while you are in school or your employer picks up the tab. If you’re not, your options shrink to two: a plan offering good coverage that you can’t afford, or a plan you can afford that covers little to nothing.Starting this year, under the new health care law, young people will gain access to new, previously unavailable health insurance options. To make the most of those new choices, you need to learn the facts. This guide is designed to help you do that.

Report | Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP) | Budget, Health Care, Higher Ed

Student Health Program Baseline Report

The Student Health Program Baseline Report is the first comprehensive report on the Student Health Program (SHP). The report  aims to provide an overview of the Program's enrollment and financial performance at Massachusetts colleges and universities, as well as serve as a baseline for SHP comparisons in the future improving transparency within the SHP marketplace.

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