Proposed legislation to increase investment in primary care and decrease health inequities The Massachusetts House and Senate have referred a new bill on primary care to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. This bill, Senate No. 750, is sponsored by Senator Cindy F. Friedman and has three goals: 1) double primary care investment, 2) […]
By Erin Mooz, Ann Nguyen, Aditi Vaidya, and Signe Flieger There are four questions on the statewide Massachusetts ballot this year, each of which have public health implications. Question 1: Additional Tax on Income Over One Million Dollars Summary: A yes vote would amend the state constitution to add an additional 4% state income tax […]
Access to abortion is necessary for health and well-being. The recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs will have devastating impacts. Addressing reproductive health inequalities requires us to embrace and embed abortion care in health provision and policy. It is more important than ever that we train the next generation of health policy analysts and system scientists to advance abortion access.
“I’m here on this floor to beg, to literally get down on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues. Find a path forward here. Work with us to find a way to pass laws that make this less likely,” implored Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, on the floor of the Senate. Chris Murphy was elected to […]
In the face of a harrowing war in Ukraine and deep domestic political divide, President Joe Biden spoke poignantly about the power of unity and offered an array of public health policy priorities for action in the first State of the Union address of his term. By speaking about universal experiences, he galvanized the nation and highlighted the strengths […]
If you’re tired of seeing political candidates on your screens every election season, yelling and talking over each other in an attempt to convince you that their vision for the future of health care in America is the correct one, you’re not alone. Perhaps no other issue in America has become as notoriously politicized as […]