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CommonHealth: ACA’s Free Preventative Health Services For Women Go Into Effect

August 07, 2012, 3:46 PM
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Private insurers are now required to start providing women with eight basic preventive health services for no extra fee, according to provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

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Patrick Signs Law Aimed At Cutting Health Care Costs

August 06, 2012, 3:04 PM
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We hear about what the law will mean for health care consumers in Massachusetts.

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Beacon Hill: What Legislators Are Trying To Finish Before Session’s End

July 30, 2012, 3:04 PM
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A new health care cost containment bill is expected to be out of committee today, and the governor has sent the so-called ‘three strikes bill’ back to the Legislature with a proposed amendment expanding judicial flexibility.

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Mass. General Ranked Best Hospital In U.S.

July 17, 2012, 3:11 PM
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We take a look at the survey and its methodology, and find out where some of our other local institutions ranked.

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Political Roundtable: Tierney’s Challenges, Waiting For The Brown-Warren Debates

July 09, 2012, 3:21 PM
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Former Democratic State Rep. Susan Tracy and former executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee Nancy Dwight join ‘Radio Boston’ for this week’s political round-table.

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R.I. Health Benefits Exchange Director On The Supreme Court’s ACA Ruling

June 29, 2012, 3:46 PM
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Christine Ferguson, the new director of the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange, joins Radio Boston to discuss her opinion on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act ruling.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Health Care Act

June 28, 2012, 3:06 PM
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Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the basic provisions of the federal health care overhaul law, handing President Obama a huge victory. What does this mean for health care consumers in Massachusetts, and how does this decision affect the election this fall?

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What Supreme Court’s Decision Means For Mass. Health Care Providers

June 18, 2012, 3:06 PM
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Massachusett’s three biggest insurers say they’ll keep some of the Affordable Care Act in place, whether or not the Supreme Court decides requiring people to buy health insurance violates the Constitution.

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WBUR Poll Sheds Light On Mass. Health Care System

June 12, 2012, 3:20 PM
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Harvard Medical School researchers called 120 psychiatrists each, in Boston, Houston and Chicago. Boston psychiatrists were least likely to offer an appointment. (AP)

WBUR recently conducte a poll asking Massachusetts adults suffering from serious illnesses about the cost and the quality of their care, and got back a myriad of responses.

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CommonHealth: Redefining Health Care As We Know It

May 22, 2012, 3:10 PM
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A person with diabetes listens to a community health worker familiar with the necessary diet needed to maintain control over the detrimental effects of the disease. (Amanda Mills/CDC)

A trio of health care innovators are challenging us to redefine our idea of what health care actually encompasses, where it takes place, and who provides it.


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