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.
‘Can’t Imagine Life Without It’: 10 Years After Mass. Health Reform, Residents Speak About Law’s ImpactApril 12, 2016
We hear from Massachusetts residents on the how the state’s landmark health care law has affected their lives, including several who did not have insurance before the law’s passage.
The uninsured rate and emergency room visits are down, but health care spending is up. Here are 12 facts and figures.
Attorney General Maura Healey and the Massachusetts Medical Society plan to craft uniform questions doctors would ask patients about guns. But the answers may create new problems for doctors.
But overall, only about 3 percent of those who had access to Aetna’s “payment estimator” used the tool.
The loans would be available for drugs or treatment that would cure a disease or improve a patient’s health over the length of the loan.
“The one that everyone is choking on is the cost of health care,” said Ryan Cook, a Raynham real estate president.
It can cost you or your insurance company two or three times more to deliver a baby at one of the big Boston teaching hospitals than at smaller facilities outside the city.
The compromise bill released by a House and Senate conference committee rejects stricter controls proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Most women assume a mammogram’s a mammogram — you just get through it. But in fact the quality — as with most things in medicine — does vary.
You may assume that the experience and results will be more or less the same at every hospital. But quality and costs do vary.
With just 7.6 percent of the vote in South Carolina, Kasich finished in fifth place.
At Pine Street Inn in Boston, for instance, winter demand is up more than 20 percent in two years.
CEO Heather Campion’s departure comes after months of turmoil at the library and the foundation.
Dell, known for personal computers, is buying Hopkinton-based EMC in a sale valued at $67 billion.
Hillary Clinton says the federal government must do a better job of regulating opiate painkillers during a forum on substance abuse in Boston Thursday.
The library’s long-time and widely respected director, Tom Putnam, is the latest in a string of departures that coincide with the tenure of Heather Campion, the CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
“Now we’ll be able to take our marriage with us,” said David Wilson, one of the couples whose lawsuit led to Massachusetts’ gay marriage law.
support wbur today BOSTON Death, “that’s the easy way out for him,” says Carol Downing. “I was hoping that he would go away and never be heard from again,” continues Downing, “and suffer the rest of his life like everybody is going to suffer that’s been involved in this.” Downing’s two daughters spent months in […]
Officer John Moynihan, 34, is in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face by a suspect getting out of his car. The suspect was later killed in a police shootout.
With the opening of new apartments, Pine Street Inn — a roof of last resort for more than 40 years — now manages more permanent than temporary beds.