Jul 8 2014
Sen. Jehlen Announces Alzheimer's Acute Care Advisory Committee
Senator Patricia Jehlen announces that the Massachusetts Senate has passed An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee. This legislation creates an Advisory Committee to craft a strategy to address dementia-...
Jul 7 2014
New state law to notify women of dense breast tissue, breast cancer risk
Boston Business Journal
Legislators said that a new law requiring doctors to notify women of dense breast tissue will save lives and likely won’t increase health care costs.
The bill, signed by Gov. Deval Patrick in late June, would require the Department of Public Health to issue new...
Jun 27 2014
Change proposed in inmates’ health coverage
The Boston Globe
Massachusetts is poised to join a dozen states that are reaping millions in federal dollars for prisoners’ health care and possibly also reducing the risk that released inmates will reoffend.
All that is required is a change in state law governing the Medicaid...
May 21 2014
For Home Care Aides, Low Wages Could Get Bump From Budget Amendment
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate begins debate Wednesday on amendments to a $36 billion state budget. One of the countless amendments filed would increase wages for home care aides. Those are the folks who care for the elderly or disabled, allowing them to...
May 13 2014
Bill to Protect Domestic Workers Passes
The Senate on May 8 unanimously passed a bill to establish a bill of rights for domestic workers, establishing clear labor standards and protections in the workplace.
"All workers deserve equal protections in the workplace," said Sen. Patricia Jehlen, D-...