Year: 2009

Senate foes wrangle on health care

Brown rips Senate bill supported by Coakley By Matt Viser, Globe Staff  |  December 29, 2009 The two major-party candidates for US Senate assailed each other’s views on health care… Read more »

Seeds of worry for health overhaul

If Mass. is indicator, cost of care could be concern in US plan By Robert Weisman and Kay Lazar, Globe Staff  |  December 25, 2009 It was a scene that… Read more »

Health win in hand; hurdles ahead

By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff  |  December 25, 2009 WASHINGTON – Convening before sunrise for a historic Christmas Eve session, the Senate approved sweeping health care legislation yesterday in a… Read more »

Dec 23 09 DPH notice re vaccine distribution by

Dear AllPlease see the attached letter from Commissioner Auerbach that is being distributed widely within the state regarding a federal initiative to open up H1N1 vaccine availability to commercial pharmacies…. Read more »

Education bill weakened, critics say

Right to fire teachers at failing schools axed By James Vaznis, Globe Staff  |  December 16, 2009 Over the past two months, more than 20,000 teachers and their supporters have… Read more »

After 2d test, Democrats sure on health bill

Final Senate vote scheduled for 8 a.m. tomorrow By Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  December 23, 2009 WASHINGTON – From the White House to Capitol Hill yesterday, Democrats confidently predicted… Read more »

On health care, women compromise

On health care, women compromise By Derrick Z. Jackson  |  December 22, 2009 MALE PRIVILEGE in health care reform deepens with each line drawn in the sand. Senate Democrats got… Read more »

Health fight shifts to insurer shopping

Extent of regulation on exchanges is pivotal; US plan could follow Massachusetts model By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff  |  December 23, 2009 WASHINGTON – The public option is gone. Expansion… Read more »