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More Positive Press from the Boston Globe Related to the Governor's Healthcare Bill

Monday, February 3, 2020  
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Removal of practice restrictions for Nurse Practitioners in Massachusetts received more positive press from the Boston Globe today in its editorial related to Governor Baker's Omnibus Health Care Bill,  BAKER’S DETAILED PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH CARE.

Excerpted from the piece:

Baker also noted that allowing nurse practitioners and licensed psychiatric nurses far greater latitude in their respective practices would help lower costs and provide better access to care. It was something Baker said he had proposed 28 years ago when he served as Governor Bill Weld’s secretary of health and human services.

It’s high time, no?

Baker’s bill takes a very big idea and backs it up with a lot of detailed policy prescriptions. Some, like that on expanding the role of nurse practitioners, are long overdue. Others are new answers to newly discovered problems, like surprise billing. As Senate President Emerita Harriette Chandler put it in commending the effort, it doesn’t just “tinker around the edges.”

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