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Newsroom - November 2016

How Trump's health picks could affect Mass.

Boston Globe, November 30, 2016
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump named his top health care team Tuesday, making picks that signal a strong, rightward ideological shift in powerful agencies that manage a vitally important swath of America’s economy, particularly in Massachusetts. Read more »

Tom Price named as Donald Trump's pick to lead health and human services

Boston Globe, November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team confirmed early Tuesday that a Republican congressman from Georgia was its choice to serve as secretary of health and human services. Tom Price, an opponent of the Affordable Care Act, also is a physician. President-elect Trump’s team also said that Seema Verma, who worked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in Indiana, would serve as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Read more »

Community health centers serve and hire growing numbers of veterans

NACHC, November 10, 2016
The number of veterans seeking care at Community Health Centers is growing dramatically. According to new data, the number of health center patients who are veterans grew by 43 percent in less than a decade to 305,000 from 214,000. Read more »

Mass. seen as insulated from a Trump repeal of Obamacare

Boston Globe, November 9, 2016
Donald J. Trump’s upset win all but guarantees that big changes are ahead for health care in America. But Massachusetts' groundbreaking reforms of a decade ago will probably shield the state from too much upheaval. Read more »

NACHC statement on the results of the 2016 elections

NACHC, November 9, 2016
Our country has just concluded an historic election – the outcome of which challenges all Americans to work together and solve some of our nation’s hardest problems – no matter on which side of the political aisle we individually stand. Read more »

Overdose deaths in Mass. continue to surge

Boston Globe, November 7, 2016
Fatal opioid overdoses continue to surge in Massachusetts, as an influx of illegal fentanyl outpaces the decline in the use of heroin and prescription drugs, according to the state’s latest data. The quarterly report on overdoses from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, released Monday, shows the same deadly trends that have alarmed policy makers for several years persisted during July through September. Read more »

Massive change coming to state health care for poor

Boston Globe, November 4, 2016
The federal government on Friday approved a sweeping overhaul of the state program that provides health care to poor and low-income patients that will require medical providers to better coordinate the care of nearly 2 million Massachusetts residents. Read more »