April 13, 2019

AP: In health care debate, price control techniques weighed

By Bob Salsberg State Rep. Jon Santiago, a Boston emergency room doctor, recalled an elderly patient named Mike who recently came to the hospital with life-threatening complications from diabetes. Conversations with the man’s family revealed he had not been keeping up with his insulin — it was too expensive.

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March 28, 2019

Sentinel & Enterprise: Tax, marketing restrictions eyed to reduce soda consumption

By Katie Lannan “The average child consumes enough sugary drinks each year to fill a bathtub — more than 30 gallons — according to two organizations that this week recommended a suite of policy options aimed at reducing kids’ access to such beverages and encouraging healthier alternatives.On Beacon Hill, lawmakers have offered a pair of proposals that take aim at …

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