October 29, 2019 | Rosemarie Day and Niko Lehman-White

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Cost Trends Hearing

Last week, we attended the seventh annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing, a two-day event organized by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC). These hearings shine the spotlight on the drivers of health care cost growth in Massachusetts. They also bring together stakeholders to figure out ways to improve the quality and affordability of care MORE

October 25, 2019 | Rosemarie Day

Rosemarie Day Interviewed on WBUR about Current Health Reform Bills

Our very own Rosemarie Day appeared on WBUR’s Radio Boston this week. Tiziana Dearing interviewed Jonathan Gruber (an MIT Economist) and Rosemarie about Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s new health care bill. One of the bill’s biggest features is that it proposes to re-balance health care spending to both preventive and behavioral health. Listen for het take on how the bill will impact MORE

June 27, 2019 | Ross Weiler

New HRA Regulations Could Expand Coverage, But Also Add Market Risks

By Ross D. Weiler Principal, Day Health Strategies Under current law, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) qualify for preferential (i.e. pre-tax) treatment because they are considered group health plans. As group health plans, HRAs must meet certain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. The use of HRAs to purchase health insurance on the individual MORE