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RELEASE: L’Italien, Senate Pass Sweeping Healthcare Reform and Cost Containment Bill

L’Italien, Senate Pass Sweeping Healthcare Reform and Cost Containment Bill Includes provisions for low-income, elderly, and disabled citizens; takes step toward single-payer Friday, November 10, 2017 By Team Barbara BOSTON – After two long days of debate the Massachusetts Senate passed S.2202, a large health care reform package designed to support community hospitals and drive […]

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Release: Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Curb College Campus Sexual Violence

MA Senate Passes Legislation to Curb College Campus Sexual Violence Senators Vote Unanimously to Address Sexual Assault and Similar Issues at Higher Education Institutions BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts State Senate took action to prevent sexual violence on college campuses by passing comprehensive legislation to establish state-level policies for all higher education institutions in the […]

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Commonwealth Magazine: Column: Alzheimer’s a growing public health crisis

Commonwealth Magazine: Alzheimer’s a growing public health crisis Longer lifespans mean higher rates of disease, often undiagnosed By State Senator Barbara L’Italien and State Senator Jason Lewis October 23, 2017 STATE SEN. BARBARA L’ITALIEN‘s mother, Claire, lived with her and her family for 20 years near the end of her life. Claire helped raise Barbara’s […]

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Column: We can’t let children’s health insurance fall through the cracks

By Barbara L’Italien October 6, 2017 At the beginning of this year, I filed a piece of legislation I hoped would never be necessary. Senate Bill 647, An Act ensuring continued health insurance coverage for children (and its House counterpart, H.598) makes sure that thousands of children in Massachusetts who currently get health insurance from […]

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WGBH: State Lawmakers Look To Update Consumer Data Breach Protections

MA State Sen. Barbara L’Italien outlines the updated bill she’s proposed on data breaches Credit: Marilyn Schairer/WGBH News MORNING EDITION State Lawmakers Look To Update Consumer Data Breach Protections September 29, 2017 MARILYN SCHAIRER In the wake of the Equifax Credit Bureau breach that impacted three million Massachusetts residents, state lawmakers have updated proposed legislation to further […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SENATOR L’ITALIEN, REPRESENTATIVE BENSON, AG HEALEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS IN LIGHT OF EQUIFAX DATA BREACH

 SENATOR L’ITALIEN, REPRESENTATIVE BENSON, AG HEALEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS IN LIGHT OF EQUIFAX DATA BREACH Bill Gives Massachusetts Citizens More Power to Monitor Credit and Protect Personal Information BOSTON – State Senator Barbara L’Italien and State Representative Jennifer Benson, along with support from Attorney General Maura Healey, today announced an updated bill to […]

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How to Protect Your Data in Light of the Equifax Cyber Theft

Earlier this month, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reported a cyber attack affecting the data of approximately 143 million Americans. The scope of the data breach combined with the character of the data stolen amounts to an unprecedented cyber theft – here’s more information and tips on how to keep your data safe: What happened […]

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