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 controversial deal was brokered by former state Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare.
BOSTON — Most of us will be hunkered down at home over the next 24 hours, as a blizzard bears down on the state. But police, firefighters, hospital staff and workers at hundreds of nursing homes will be working.
Attorney General Maura Healey is raising concerns about a deal Partners HealthCare reached with her predecessor to add at least three more hospitals.
Today is the deadline for coverage that begins Feb. 1, but an untold number of residents say they’ve hit roadblocks while trying to enroll and pay for a plan. The problem at this stage is not so much the new website — it’s the call center.
BOSTON — Maura Healey will inherit several thorny issues, including the complicated deal with Partners HealthCare.
The state’s largest employer group says it’s time to set a more aggressive health care spending goal — from straight GSP to GSP minus 2 points.
BOSTON — Doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health providers in Massachusetts are now required to offer end-of-life counseling to terminally ill patients. The requirement, part of a 2012 law, takes effect Friday with the posting of rules about how it will work.
BOSTON — Fourteen former employees or associates of the New England Compounding Center were arrested Wednesday on charges related to tainted steroids the Framingham pharmacy produced in 2012 that killed 64 people across the country and injured 751, some permanently.
BOSTON — Democrats squeaked out a 51-43 vote Monday to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy, 37, in the waning days of their control over the U.S. Senate.
BOSTON — It’s not clear how close the Boston hospitals are to an agreement.
A conference in Massachusetts took up the issue of doctors asking patients about gun ownership.
BOSTON — Coakley is not saying what kind of work she’ll pursue when her term as attorney general ends in January. “I want to find a way to continue working for the people of Massachusetts. What form that takes, I don’t know yet,” she told supporters Wednesday morning.
BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s imprint is on dozens of multi-million dollar initiatives around the city. But it’s also everywhere in Readville, the section of Hyde Park where Menino, who passed away Thursday at 71, was born, raised his own children, and was called Tommy as often as he was called mayor.
BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to stop his cancer treatment.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University is outlining details of the largest donation in the school’s 378-year history. The $350 million gift, in memory of a Hong Kong businessman, is to the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s positions are built on a foundation of what he calls progressive values.
LANCASTER, Mass. — A woman from Worcester who fled conflict in Burundi will be honored at the White House Tuesday as a Champion of Change.
BOSTON — There’s a replacement in the works for the abortion clinic buffer zone law ruled unconstitutional last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.
BOSTON — The former Boston mayor went public this weekend with word of his diagnosis.
BOSTON — Two Middlesex County deputy sheriffs were escorting an inmate who needed treatment when he managed to get access to one of the deputy’s firearms.