Barbara Anthony

Senior Fellow, Pioneer Institute

Stories by Barbara Anthony

Time to get serious about health care cost control

Time to get serious about health care cost control

We got a reprieve from DC. Let’s not squander it.

THIS SUMMER, MASSACHUSETTS and the nation dodged a bullet when the Senate failed by one vote to repeal but not actually replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Had it passed, Massachusetts could have lost billions of federal Medicaid dollars. This week, we avoided another disaster as Senate Republicans threw in the towel (at least as(...)

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Getting to yes on MassHealth

Getting to yes on MassHealth

State leaders need to work together to tackle Medicaid challenge

MASSACHUSETTS HAS A unique culture when it comes to health care.  Over the last quarter century, we have seen the business, provider, payer, consumer, and academic sectors come together to advance reforms aimed at expanding coverage and containing the cost of care. Whether it was repeal of hospital rate-setting and passing insurance reforms in the(...)

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