Health Care

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Consumer Group Praises House’s Introduction of Strong Health Care Reform Bill

MASSPIRG welcomed the release today of the U.S. House’s final draft of its health care reform bill.

Report | Health Care

The Facts About Comparative Effectiveness Research

Our new guide helps young people understand their options under the health care reform law.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Gaps in Medical Research Result in Poorer Care and Higher Costs

If you are a consumer and you want to buy a blender or a new car, there are dozens of research studies available comparing cost, effectiveness, reliability, and durability.

But if you are a doctor dealing with your patient’s high blood pressure, hearing loss, depression or prostate cancer, you have few places – and in some case, nowhere – to turn.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Health Reform Could Mean Jobs, Economic Growth in Massachusetts

Health care reform means more than health care - it could mean more jobs and stronger economic growth here in Massachusetts.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

New Report Shows How Much Health Insurers Actually Spend on Care

With Americans increasingly concerned about rising health care costs, MASSPIRG Education Fund today released a report finding that health insurers can cut overhead and increase patient care. 

Report | Health Care

Health Care in Crisis

Our health care system is in crisis. Without swift action, that crisis could threaten every Massachusetts family’s health and finances.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

New Report: Without Reform, Health Costs Will Double

Without action from Congress, and continued commitment and leadership from the Massachusetts legislature and health care regulators, health care premiums and deductibles with employer provided insurance will nearly double by 2016, according to a new report released today by MASSPIRG.

Report | Health Care

The Three Trillion-Dollar Question

This report discusses they key reforms that are necessary to get rising costs under control. We draw on existing research and our own analysis to estimate how much can be saved over the next decade.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Governor Signs bill to Reform Rx Drug Marketing and Control Health Care Costs

Governor Patrick signed the Health Care Cost Control Bill that will begin to rein in aggressive and inappropriate marketing tactics by drug companies and medical device companies.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Governor Signs bill to Reform Rx Drug Marketing and Control Health Care Costs

Governor Patrick signed the Health Care Cost Control Bill that will begin to rein in aggressive and inappropriate marketing tactics by drug companies and medical device companies.  Those marketing tactics have resulted in excessive prescription drug costs and compromised care. 

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