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Hundreds attend interfaith gathering to work for justice, save health care law

Hundreds of people from about 50 faith-based organizations filled a Jamaica Plain church Thursday night to renew a call for equality and justice at a time of uncertainty under President Donald Trump.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Groups urge Baker to oppose possible Medicaid cuts

More than two dozen groups representing Massachusetts hospitals, nonprofits, labor unions, and other organizations are urging Governor Charlie Baker to oppose any federal policy changes that could threaten Medicaid coverage for thousands of poor and disabled people across the state. 

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Baker, Walsh among officials pledging to work for social justice

Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and other elected officials pledged during a forum in Boston on Tuesday night to fight for affordable health care, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and public education in the Commonwealth.

The governor and mayor were joined by Attorney General Maura Healey and Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo. The four made their pledges before more than 1,800 people who packed the historic Trinity Church in Copley Square for the event, hosted by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mortality Drop Seen to Follow ’06 Health Law

"The death rate in Massachusetts dropped significantly after it adopted mandatory health care coverage in 2006, a study released Monday found, offering evidence that the country’s first experiment with universal coverage — and the model for crucial parts of President Obama’s health care law — has saved lives, health economists say."

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Massachusetts Exceptionalism -- A Forum on Costs

Sitting in a large meeting room in Temple Israel on the Boston/Brookline border were about 250 members of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

No easy answers for containing health care costs

David Seltz and other health experts spoke about health care affordability at a forum sponsored by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Facing rising health costs, Massachusetts seeks cost-cutting that improves care

"Back at the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, advocates pledged to meet again to keep pressuring the health care industry to reign in costs."


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clergy push to curb health costs

"The next big movement in Massachusetts health care may come not from the state’s world-famous hospitals or its cutting-edge research labs, but from houses of worship."

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

‘Next Big Step:’ Mass. Health Cost Control Bill Signed Into Law

Today, amid cheers and applause echoing against the marble walls and floor of the Nurses Hall in the Massachusetts StateHouse, Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law a groundbreaking bill aimed at controlling health costs. 
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Monday, August 6, 2012

MA legislature approves cost control bill – yay!

Yesterday, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved by overwhelming margins a finalversion of legislation to control the rate of growth in health care spending in Massachusetts -- on the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012


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