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This past Monday, Pioneer held the 13th annual Hewitt Healthcare Lecture to honor our longtime chairman (and chairman of Beth Israel Deaconess) Colby Hewitt, Jr. The crowd of 250 enjoyed a substantive and fun night — the two can go together! — at Harvard Medical School’s Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.  The 2019 Hewitt Keynote Speaker, U.S. Health...
BOSTON - New policy briefs from Josh Archambault and Barbara Anthony, two senior fellows in healthcare at Pioneer Institute, offer differing prescriptions for how Massachusetts should navigate uncertainty in the healthcare market, as Congress debates the fate of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).
U-Turn: America’s Return to State Healthcare Solutions (114 pp, Pioneer Institute, Boston, $9.95) BOSTON — With Congress and the Trump administration debating the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new book proposes that states take the lead in healthcare reform and Washington facilitate the transition rather than dictate every move. “The federal ACA was designed in...
Read this op-ed in the Boston Herald (September 4, 2016). Sometimes the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems like part of history. While headlines about implementation pains persist, many changes are taking place under the radar. One such change that has received almost no attention is a new fee on Medicaid, called MassHealth in Massachusetts. The ACA...
Read news coverage of this report in The Boston Globe. Health Insurer Provider Fee Will Cost Taxpayers $324 Million by 2025 BOSTON - Taxpayers will be saddled with over $320 million in additional costs in the next decade as a result of a revenue provision of the federal health care law that helps fund increased...
UPDATE: Read news coverage of this report in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, MassLive,  WBUR's RadioBoston, State House News Service, WRKO's Howie Carr Show, NECN's "Broadside." and in a nationally syndicated column by Michelle Malkin. New Study Details Whistleblowers’ Behind-the-Scenes Account of Connector Meltdown that Has Led to U.S. Attorney Subpoena Project...
By Josh Archambault and Eric Dahlberg. This op-ed originally appeared in the Boston Herald on Nov. 7, 2014. Our state health insurance exchange’s failed website will be one of the major headaches that Charlie Baker’s administration will inherit. Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation Health Connector site, launched in 2006, has been out of service since Oct. 1, 2013,...
The transition to a new healthcare exchange in Massachusetts has gone poorly. In a forthcoming report, Pioneer Institute will examine what exactly went wrong during implementation, with the help of two whistle-blowers and internal audits on the project.   Yet during the research for that project, Pioneer uncovered multiple incidents of state officials misleading and...
Governor Patrick has now called our Health Connector cost estimate report "politically motivated," "spurious" and "inaccurate." He's gone back and accused Pioneer of "making stuff up out of thin air." He can employ whatever words he likes, but he cannot deny the cruel mathematics of public finance. The Governor needs to ask his staff for more...
This letter was sent via email to the Patrick Administration earlier today.  October 9, 2014 Governor Deval Patrick Massachusetts State House Office of the Governor Room 105 Boston, MA 02133 Dear Governor Patrick: On Monday the State House News Service reported your statements that the additional cost to fix the state’s healthcare exchange website will not...