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Mass to receive $900K in Johnson & Johnson settlement

Massachusetts will get $900,000 in a settlement resulting from an investigation into New Jersey home health product giant Johnson & Johnson's alleged misrepresentation of the quality of certain...

House votes to keep inmate labor exclusively in-state

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The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned...

Trumpcare would lower deficit, leave 14 million uninsured

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The health care reform bill recently approved by the U.S. House would reduce the federal deficit over a 10-year period by $119 billion, but would cause 14 million more people to be uninsured by 2018...

House expected to respond to Trump proposals

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The Massachusetts House is expected to take it first legislative action in response to the Trump administration Wednesday, the first fruit of Speaker Robert DeLeo's Trump working group.

Stakeholders discuss energy law timeframe, questions

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As public officials take steps towards wind and hydropower procurements called for under a new renewable energy law, industry officials on Tuesday said the state should require utilities to purchase...

Mercury Wire advocates for U.S. manufacturing

Mercury Wire has designed and manufactured wire and cable solutions for more than 50 years. The company, which has 120 employees, is based in Spencer.

Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

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President Donald Trump and the Republican-led U.S. House have caused Gov. Charlie Baker some agita with their health care proposals, while Senate President Stanley Rosenberg assigned a failing grade...

State underpayments hurting nursing homes, industry says

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One out of every seven direct care staff positions in Massachusetts nursing homes is vacant, the number of deficiency-free homes has dropped since 2013, and half of the facilities have less than four...

MassDevelopment gives $178M to UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Health Care will renovate its Worcester hospital campuses, refinance debt, and improve its technical equipment with the help of financing from MassDevelopment.

In letter to Senate, Baker urges insurance market stabilization

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Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday wrote to three U.S. Senate committees to urge them to stabilize insurance markets as they consider health care reform and avoid shifting Medicaid costs to the states.

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