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Trumpcare would lower deficit, leave 14 million uninsured

State House News Service |

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...

Tenet hospitals restore Humana coverage

The three Central Massachusetts hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare will begin accepting Humana insurance June 1, seven months after the hospitals went out of the network.

UMass Medical joins call for research funding

UMass Medical School is among more than 200 medical schools, associations, colleges and others advocating for medical research funding at a time when government funding could be cut.

Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

State House News Service |

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

State House News Service |

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

State House News Service |

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.

HealthAlliance undergoing $37M ER expansion

Laura Finaldi |

UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital is putting $37.3 million towards an expansion of its emergency room, a six-phase project expected to span over 30 months.

UMass Memorial, Harrington to join behavioral health forces

Laura Finaldi |

Responding to concerns from the state about access to inpatient psychiatric care in Central Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Health Care announced a formal partnership with Harrington HealthCare in...

AGs fearful Trump won't defend subsidies

State House News Service |

Bay State Attorney General Maura Healey joined with her legal counterparts in 14 other states and the District of Columbia on Thursday attempting to intervene in a federal lawsuit that could...

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