Tag Archives: Medicaid

Economic Recovery and Grassroots Power: Caring Across Generations

When you work in elder care, you make a lot of friends. Scott Brown republicans, Warren dems, grizzly old retired radicals… as a care worker you will meet them all, bathe them all, and learn something unbelievable from almost everybody. Providing good care is difficult, and receiving care can be no less challenging. There’s an exquisite trans-political sense of collaboration…

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Beacon Hill’s Budget MassHealth Mirage

(You mean to tell me that the powers that be on Beacon Hill aren’t telling the truth.  I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Today the Legislature will vote on the final state budget. I wanted to take one last opportunity to highlight the unrealistic assumptions that are being used for the MassHealth (Medicaid)…

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Massachusetts Health Care Reform drives up insurance costs both public and private

(BOSTON)  The landmark Massachusetts Health Care Reform law is responsible for a dramatic increase in health care spending over the period since it was enacted.  The law did not bring about a promised reduction in health care expenditures.  Rather, it permitted the state legislature and governor to expand health insurance coverage to almost all residents, while imposing more than $8…

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Obamacare: Bad For Children

Years ago when the Simpsons was still funny they had a recurring bit where a concerned citizen would plead “Won’t somebody please think of the children?”. Today I ask is there not one member of the Senate with a D after their name that will stand up for the children of America? While Harry Reid is busy trying to concoct…

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Free Health Care Isn’t Free

Recently the Congressional Budget Office reported that a government run health care system would cost at least a trillion dollars and cause the loss of Private coverage for about 23 million Americans. Democrats counter that report by saying that the Congressional Budget Office's numbers do not reflect the savings the plan would create by "taxing" unhealthy foods like "sugar". The…

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Bush administration delivers for Deval and Massachusetts

Let’s see how Morrissey Blvd. handles this “Bush- comes-to-Deval’s rescue” story. BOSTON-Massachusetts has reached an agreement with the federal government on a three-year extension of a Medicaid waiver needed to provide critical funding for the state’s landmark health care law. Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday the agreement secures billions of dollars more in spending authority for the state over the…

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Hedlund: “Spending strains budget”

( – promoted by Cool Cal) My goodness, Massachusetts is at the mercy of Bush’s Medicaid bureaucrats. And Deval’s appealing to Andy Card! Who knew? A good sign of whether the state is facing tough financial times is when budget negotiations start to stretch into July. It took the Legislature until July 3 this year to finally adopt a state…

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