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.
As Massachusetts prepares to open its first dispensary, possibly in April, this is a glimpse into the future.
Roughly 200,000 Massachusetts households qualify for federal home energy assistance. And about half of those who receive aid have already exhausted that benefit.
The state hasn’t adjusted the affordable rate since 2012. The numbers approved today will hurt people who have little, if any, disposable income.
Enrollment in wellness or healthy rewards programs hovers around 20 percent. So more and more insurers and employers are turning to cash.
David Torchiana said a judge’s rejection last month of Partners’ plan to acquire three more hospitals in the state was clear and that it will look for expansion opportunities worldwide.
Dr. David Torchiana, a cardiac surgeon, will take charge of the state’s largest employer next month.
The controversial deal was brokered by former state Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare.
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.
Maura Healey will inherit several thorny issues, including the complicated deal with Partners HealthCare.
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.
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.
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.
Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to stop his cancer treatment.
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.
A woman from Worcester who fled conflict in Burundi will be honored at the White House Tuesday as a Champion of Change.
There’s a replacement in the works for the abortion clinic buffer zone law ruled unconstitutional last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The former Boston mayor went public this weekend with word of his diagnosis.