Health Care

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

MASSPIRG advocates closing student health care loophole, ensuring quality affordable insurance for Bay State students

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) argued for quality and affordable student health insurance plans at a legislative hearing in Boston today.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

MASSPIRG Statement on the Passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Senator Ted Kennedy's brother once said, "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Small Businesses Crushed by Rising Health Costs

Small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs, and feel left out of the current health care debate in Washington, according to a new report released today by MASSPIRG, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.

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.

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