Tag Archives: Health and Human Services

Deval Patrick Stopped Reporting Child Deaths in 2007

According to the Every Child Matters Education Fund the Commonwealth of Massachusetts stopped reporting publicly child deaths from neglect and abuse starting with the 2006 reporting year.  This reporting year would have been reported in 2007, Deval Patrick’s first year in office. For three years from 2006 to 2008 the Commonwealth did not make the data available, even though past…

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Two Dead Children fall at Coakley and Patrick’s Feet

This past weekend two more children died because of the inaction of Governor Patrick, and more egregiously the enabling action of Attorney General Martha Coakley.  The problems with the Department of Children and Families are not new, they’ve been known for years, and Deval Patrick turned a blind eye, and Martha Coakley fought efforts to force reform in the courts.…

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Governor Takes Responsibility for Drug Lab Scandal

Under Deval Patrick the Executive Office of Health and Human Services has been a train-wreck.  Whether it be EBT abuse, DCF, marijuana dispensary licenses, and especially the drug lab scandal, all of the major scandals of the Patrick administration have stemmed from mismanagement at this executive agency. Yesterday, faced with a scathing Inspector General’s report on the Drug Lab Scandal

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Another HHS Problem for Deval Patrick, Public Health Commissioner’s Conflict on Marijuana

Deval Patrick has another scandal brewing in his Health and Human Services department.  It is something that the Massachusetts Republican Party tried warning about before it happened, and now after the fact the Globe has picked up on it. The Department of Public Health Commissioner was the sole person responsible for picking medical marijuana licensees.  The Commissioner, Cheryl Bartlett, was…

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