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November 16, 2005

Health care: GBIO's Senate vs. House comparison

The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) has written up a nice comparison sheet (.pdf) between the House and Senate health care plans. The third column is apparently what GBIO plans to push for in conference committee. Their bargaining position:

  • MassHealth expansion for adults to 200% of poverty
  • No stripped down insurance products (waste of money)
  • Sliding scale subsidies for MassHealth for everyone up to 300% poverty
  • Keeping the House's employer assessment as a fiscal necessity
  • Support for individual mandate only if it is accompanied by strong employer responsibility
    mandate, and so long as affordability, privacy and quality controls are maintained.

Other news: GBIO reports that it has gathered over 42,000 signatures for the MassACT ballot initiative. That doesn't count all those gathered by the rest of the MassACT coalition. Wow.

Also: John McDonough points us to NECN's Jim Braude asking Our Guv if it's OK for businesses that do provide insurance to subsidize those that don't. Vague phumphering ensues.

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Thanks for pointing this out. There is so much information to follow to try and keep up to date with this issue.

Posted by: Andy | Nov 17, 2005 9:54:29 AM

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