Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR. She also created and frequently contributes to HealthCareSavvy, WBUR’s community of patients starting to shop for health care. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, class of 2010.
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission will review Lahey Health’s plan to acquire Winchester Hospital.
Some of the problems plaguing HealthCare.gov appear to be popping up in Massachusetts too.
With marijuana still illegal under federal law, hospitals are weighing the balance of serving their patients and protecting billions of dollars in federal funding.
The Appalachian Mountain Club is teaming up with Mass General to prescribe outdoor exercise for kids and their families in two communities with high rates of childhood obesity — Waltham and Framingham.
President Obama spoke at Faneuil Hall Wednesday, promoting the Affordable Care Act by citing the success of Massachusetts’ 2006 health coverage law.
The latest safety grades on Massachusetts hospitals by the nonprofit Leapfrog group,
A new state law aims to urge residents to prepare for their deaths by requiring doctors to offer information about end-of-life care to “appropriate” patients.
The state’s largest hospital network wants to acquire Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose and Lawrence Memorial in Medford.
A new state law says health insurers must be able to tell members, in advance, how much a test, treatment or surgery will cost.
If there’s a lesson from Massachusetts as the rest of the country starts enrolling the uninsured, it’s this: Be prepared for a rush of sick, or at least not completely healthy, people. Healthy folks will sign up later.