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Do no harm on health care spending

WHEN THE LEGISLATURE reconvenes and takes up the unresolved challenge of shoring up the bottom lines of financially stressed community hospitals, lawmakers would do well to keep in mind the bedrock ethical principle taught to every student at the four outstanding medical schools in Massachusetts. First, do no harm. In the endlessly complex business of […]

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House, Senate health care bills fall short

THE GREATER BOSTON INTERFAITH ORGANIZATION is a community organization representing about 50 primarily religious congregations who come together to advance social justice, including issues related to access, cost, and quality of health care. The GBIO and its member congregations have been engaged in the health care social justice struggle for almost 15 years. We worked alongside […]

Posted inEconomy, Health Care, Opinion

Even the paying field for hospitals

THE OVERRIDING MESSAGE from voters across the country to the political establishment could not be clearer: Level the increasingly tilted economic playing field. Stop giving 95 percent of the economic pie to one percent of our country. Provide hardworking men and women a fair, living wage. Here in Massachusetts, the message has been similarly clear […]