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HEALTHCARE:  A (Universal) Healthcare Plan that Works
Thursday, 12 June 2008

Q&A: MA State Senator Richard Moore, Senate Chair of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

In 2006, Massachusetts passed the Health Care Reform Act, the first comprehensive health insurance plan in the United States. The plan requires all individuals to have healthcare, with the State stepping up for those unable to afford it. It creates a “Connector,” an agency that helps individuals to find an affordable plan, and allows individuals to opt out—for a while—with a set of defined reasons and a penalty clause.

Two years later, it's working. Yes, “working.” PT spoke with MA State Senator Richard Moore, one of the program's architects, to find out ...

The Uninsured Next Door
Thursday, 18 October 2007


The ranks of uninsured Americans are growing by the hour thanks to changing demographic trends and the breakdown of the post WWII employer-based insurance system. But who are the uninsured among us? You might be surprised to find out.

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Health Care for Hoosiers and Beyond
Thursday, 18 October 2007

The state of Indiana has been grabbing headlines lately with its Hoosier Healthwise program and tobacco tax initiative, two innovative policies that are also spurring conflict with Washington. Indiana State Senator Patricia Miller, who co-authored the state's unique health program, spoke with PT to explain the initiation and maintenance of these state and federally-funded measures.

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Q&A: Maine Senator Lisa Marrache
When the topic is health care system reform, doctors and policy-makers offer different assessments of the problem. To avoid any potential confusion, PT talked to Maine Senator Lisa Marrache, a pract...
Health Care Reform: Healing a Sick System
America's health care crisis looms large as the 2008 election approaches. If policy-makers want to solve it, they'll first have to change the way they debate the issue.
Emergency rooms bring equality to health care: equality of the queue.
While Massachusetts and now California may get all the press, Maine continues its quest for equality in health care.
Founding Fathers signing a document JULY 2008

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