When we celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, it's worth reflecting on how our state policies help mothers to balance family and job obligations (we should ask the same about fathers, but that's another day). Since last Mother's Day, … [Read more...]
Why not in Massachusetts?
Can we get something done through the Commonwealth to have this technology available as soon as possible? Thank you. Respectfully Submitted, Sincerely, Wayne J. Wilson, Jr. Roslindale … [Read more...]
Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of US jobs
P.S. What about H.I.P.A.A.? For those of you not in the health industry, this abbreviation stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The legislation addresses the issue of privacy of protected health information. (e.g. … [Read more...]
A HUGE Thank You to our legislators for ARICA!
INSURANCE At 5:52PM on Thursday July 29th, ARICA was delivered to Governor Patrick's Office for signature. (That's 54 hours and 8 minutes before the end of the legislative session - for those of you who were counting!) We have so much to … [Read more...]
Providers and the Health Care Problem
Hello, It's not getting much attention in the debate over health care when attention from the left focuses on insurance companies and the public option and the right speaks of government takeover, but providers will have to reduce costs. … [Read more...]
Greenwald nails it. Again.
Greenwald comes up with yet another blisteringly brilliant post on health care reform.But whatever else one might want to say in favor of this health care bill -- and there are compelling arguments to make in its favor -- the notion that … [Read more...]
A Health Care Carol
O, Prilosec* - a health care carol sung to the tune of O, Christmas Tree (*based on an absolutely true story) O, Prilosec! O, Prilosec! How NHP delays thee. O, Prilosec! O, Prilosec! How NHP delays thee. I went to Walgreens for the … [Read more...]
Harvard Students Stop Stupak Goes to Washington
On Wednesday, December 2, I went to DC join over 1,000 supporters for the National Day of Action to lobby for healthcare reform, against Stupak. Traveling alone, and representing Harvard, I had a whirlwind of a day in the capital, joining … [Read more...]
Protesters Serenade Health Insurance Confab With Ode to Public Option
AHIP is the powerful insurance lobby that spends 5 million dollars a week trying to kill health care reform. Billionaires for Wealthcare is a grassroots network looking to stop them - with song. AHIP and other insurance and HMO interests … [Read more...]
At least my union (SEIU) does not overpay executives like those insurance comps.
At least my union (SEIU) does not overpay executives like those insurance companies This is the modest list of executives at the SEIU main office in 2006 (third number is total pay) Only the following make over 100k in 2006 Service … [Read more...]