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BOSTON – With people 65 and older and some other populations now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots if they received the Pfizer vaccine, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that the state plans to make mobile booster programs available to people residing in long-term care and other congregate settings. “There are literally hundreds of sites that […]
BOSTON – More than half of Massachusetts adults who participated in a May survey said they’d experienced some sort of health care cost hardship in the past year and almost three-quarters said they’re worried about their ability to afford care in the future. The advocacy organization Health Care for All on Monday released findings from […]
BOSTON – Masks will remain required in Massachusetts public schools until at least Nov. 1, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said in guidance issued to districts and published Monday. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in August authorized Commissioner Jeff Riley to require masks for students age 5 and up and school […]
BOSTON – Inpatient behavioral health facilities have been recently facing issues that David Matteodo, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems, said are unlike anything he’s seen in his 30 years of experience. “Everything from workforce to acuity to emergency department boarding, you name it,” he told lawmakers Tuesday. Matteodo pitched the […]
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Health Connector on Thursday unanimously signed off on a suite of plan offerings for 2022, even as some of its board members raised concerns with rising costs they described as unsustainable. Board member Dimitry Petion said he cast his approval vote “begrudgingly” for the plans, which feature an average 6.9 percent […]