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Health Care

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.

07/20/2013

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National Health Care Law Divides Mass. Senate Candidates

Three years after it split Massachusetts voters in the 2010 special U.S. Senate election, the debate over President Barack Obama’s health care law has lost little of its political punch.

03/30/2013

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Survey: Few NH Residents Aware Of New Health Insurance Markets

As New Hampshire prepares for the new insurance markets required under the federal health care overhaul, a recent survey highlights how little residents agree on or even know about the looming changes.

03/16/2013

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State Launches New Spanish-Language Healthcare Effort

The state is launching a new effort to reach out to Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities as it seeks to expand health care coverage across the state.

01/12/2013

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Patrick Pushes To Revamp Health Care For Retired State, Municipal Workers

Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to file a bill to overhaul health care benefits for retired state and municipal employees, changes that could save up to $20 billion over the next 30 years.

01/11/2013

Medical Care, Hospital Bed

Local Medical Device Makers Fear Fallout From Fiscal Cliff

Medical device makers in Massachusetts and elsewhere are warning of potential job losses and other consequences as the industry’s hopes of avoiding a 2.3 percent excise tax fade amid the stalled fiscal cliff negotiations.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/29/2012

Dr. Frederick L. Thum, emergency medicine physician at Cambridge Hospital, is a fan of the Apple iPad. (Photo courtesy: Boston Business Journal)

Mass. Docs Produce New Brochures To Help Parents Deal With Youth Issues

The series includes brochures on protecting children from sexual abuse, preventing bullying, dating violence, and other issues.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/08/2012

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Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

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