Category: Health Care

Attorney General Narrows Potential Ballot Initiatives

With the deadline for submitting ballot initiatives for the 2014 election cycle, various interest groups submitted 33 ballot petitions to the Massachusetts Attorney General for her initial approval.  The ballot petitions, which at their earliest stages simply require ten signatures, progress only if the Attorney General rules that they are properly drafted and constitutional.  Of…

Health Care Cost Control Bills Heads to Conference Committee

Senator Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge) and Representative Steven Walsh (D-Lynn) were appointed to lead the Senate and House negotiating teams on omnibus legislation aimed at controlling health care costs and improving the quality of patient care by deploying new payment methods and other transparency and innovation measures. Moore and Walsh will be joined on the six-member…