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Insights Column 06.03.2011

Insurance leaves cancer patients to fend for themselves

When people talk about how expensive health care is, they are often talking about how expensive it is for people who don’t have insurance. The thinking goes that if a person has insurance, they…

Insights Column 06.02.2011

More primary doctors, fewer ER visits

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But what are primary care doctors worth? According to a new study, communities with a higher concentration of primary care doctors see…

Fact Sheet 06.01.2011

Why We Need a Health Insurance Exchange

The Affordable Care Act calls for the creation of a competitive health insurance marketplace, called an "exchange," in every state by 2014. Consumers will greatly benefit from these exchanges. This fact sheet explains how…

Insights Column 05.27.2011

Green Mountain Care

Exciting things are happening in Vermont! Yesterday, Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law that establishes Green Mountain Care and makes Vermont the only state on a path towards universal coverage for all…

Insights Column 05.26.2011

Taking a Chance on Health Care

Can you imagine if your ability to get health care was based on whether or not someone pulled your name out of a hat? For many uninsured people, that nightmare is a reality. Virginia's…

Insights Column 05.24.2011

Thanks to health reform, more Americans are now covered

As of September 23, 2010, no child can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition and parents with sick children across the United States breathe a huge sigh of relief. But what…

Insights Column 05.19.2011

To be or not to be….for individual responsibility

Many people in Massachusetts are proud, and rightfully so: The state’s version of health care reform, one that includes an individual responsibility requirement, signed into law by former Governor Mitt Romney in 2006, has…