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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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Andover Townsman: L’Italien works to preserve health insurance for children

By Christian M. Wade CNHI State Reporter Jan 26, 2017 BOSTON – A health care program that covers children from low- and moderate-income families could dry up, potentially leaving millions uninsured, without renewed federal support. Lawmakers in Massachusetts are bracing for that possibility, should Congress let funding lapse or tighten eligibility rules for the Children’s Health […]

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