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Spending on health care rises in Mass.

News from Boston Globe: Spending at Massachusetts’ biggest health insurer and health care provider helped drive overall health care spending well above inflation last year, as the state’s efforts to control rising costs met mixed success, according to a report to be released Tuesday. Spending at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts jumped 3.65 percent, [...]

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About 400000 in Mass. must seek new health plan

News from Boston Globe: By Felice J. Freyer  | Globe staff   August 15, 2014 Nearly 400,000 people in Massachusetts will need to reapply for health insurance before the end of the year, and many of them probably do not even know it. They are people who do not have employer-sponsored health insurance and who instead [...]

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Mass. scrapping flawed health insurance website

News from Boston Globe: Massachusetts plans to scrap the state’s dysfunctional online health insurance website, after deciding it would be too expensive and time-consuming to fix, and replace it with a system used by several other states to enroll residents in plans. Simultaneously, the state is preparing to temporarily join the federal HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace [...]

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Mass. To Drop Contractor Behind Flawed Health Insurance Website

News from WBUR: March 17, 2014 | 12:02 PM | Martha Bebinger FILED UNDER: Boston, Insurance, Politics, ……….. continues on WBUR. Continue Reading … Related News:

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Mass. Health Connector fraught with uncertainty

News from Boston Globe: Cherif Kamel had been struggling for weeks to secure health insurance through the state’s online marketplace. He thought he had done it at the end of December. He chose a plan and delivered his first premium in person, only to find out days later that the Massachusetts Health Connector, which runs [...]

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Steward reshapes Mass. health care business

News from Boston Globe: Ninety minutes into his shift, Dr. Gerard B. Hayes has visited six intensive care unit patients, conferred with nurses about 12, and reviewed the records of dozens more. “Dottie, how are you?” he asks a woman in a purple robe who is suffering from obstructive lung disease. “I’m taking a look [...]

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Fla. looks to Mass. for health care advice

News from MiamiHerald.com: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida lawmakers considering how to implement the federal health care overhaul sought information Tuesday from two economists on the Massachusetts initiative that served as the blueprint for the national plan. Massachusetts pioneered an approach emulated in the federal Affordable Care Act with its 2006 health care initiative and [...]

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In Mass. Senate race, health care a pivotal issue

News from Boston.com: BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts provided the blueprint for President Barack Obama’s 2010 federal health care law, but in the state’s contentious U.S. Senate race, the debate over that signature piece of legislation continues to loom large. Republican incumbent Scott Brown won the state’s special election two years ago by vowing to be [...]

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Mass. health coverage architects in demand in other states

News from Boston Globe: HARTFORD — Kevin Counihan, an architect of the online insurance exchange that was key to expanding health care coverage in Massachusetts, found himself playing a familiar role this week — briefing state officials on how to create a new health insurance marketplace. “We’re going to get it done,” Counihan promised the [...]

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Health insurance rebates worth $12 million coming to Mass …

News from Boston.com: By Chelsea Conaboy, Globe Staff About 164,000 people in Massachusetts will receive a rebate on their health insurance premiums, averaging about $ 140 per family, because the insurers spent too much on administrative costs, profits, or surpluses. Consumers in the state will receive about $ 12 million in rebates required under a [...]

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