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A game plan for turning Tufts Medicine around

Second of two parts. Read the first part here. IF TUFTS MEDICINE is going to turn around financially, clearly there are short-term issues for management focus, but there are also intermediate and long-term ones as well, some of which may require state intervention. For me, there is no question that Tufts Medicine’s survival and vibrancy […]

Posted inOpinion

New mothers shouldn’t suffer in silence

USUALLY THE BIRTH of a child is anticipated with wonder and joy. When something goes wrong, our expectations shatter into jagged pieces that cut deep. How could this happen? That was the question when Duxbury mother Lindsay Clancy allegedly took the life of her children during a postpartum episode. It was the question again when […]

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House budget plan would make Mass. health care more affordable

MASSACHUSETTS’ HEALTH CARE is the best in the nation, yet care is still out of reach for too many residents. From doctors visits to life-saving medications, too many people can’t access vital services when they need them. Fortunately, a proposal by the House is being considered now in the budget conference committee that would provide critical […]

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DiZoglio’s MassHealth audit disputed by Healey administration

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE MASSHEALTH ERRANTLY paid more than $84 million related to care for residents who were living in other states, Auditor Diana DiZoglio’s office concluded in a new report that the executive branch criticized as “overly broad” and “misleading.” State law requires members of MassHealth, which combines Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance […]

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Medicaid redetermination process off to fast start

A TOP STATE OFFICIAL says 9,000 residents have transferred from MassHealth to the Massachusetts Health Connector since April as part of the post-COVID Medicaid redetermination process. “That’s a little bit more than we were even expecting for this time,” said Audrey Morse Gasteier, executive director of the Massachusetts Health Connector, on The Codcast. “The topline […]