The Health Equity Compact wishes to recognize founding supporters JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and Foley Hoag LLP for their invaluable work: JSI for technical assistance and research from the very beginning of the Compact; and Foley Hoag for pro bono legal skill and expertise in developing and writing An Act to Advance Health Equity.
Come Support An Act to Advance Health Equity
On September 20th*, the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing will be hearing An Act to Advance Health Equity. We need your voice to help urge for health equity! Join us in person:
Date: September 20, 2023*
Time: 10 AM
Location: Gardner Auditorium, State House
* The date of the hearing is subject to change based on the Committee calendar.
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About the Bill
For the 2023-2024 legislation session, the Compact filed a bill titled, “An Act to Advance Health Equity” (H.1250/S.799). This proposed legislation will advance health equity in the Commonwealth through prioritizing health equity in state government, standardizing and reporting on health equity data, and improving access to and quality of care. An Act to Advance Health Equity is sponsored by Representative Bud Williams, Representative Judith Garcia, Senator Pavel Payano, and Senator Liz Miranda. The proposed bill will:
- Make medications for conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes more affordable
- Ensure all our community members, regardless of immigration status, have access to MassHealth/Medicaid, if otherwise eligible
- Invest in local efforts to build healthier, stronger communities
- And more!
Make Your Voice Heard!
The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing’s hearing details are here. That page tells you how to pre-register to testify in-person or virtually. The deadline to register is 4pm, Thursday, September 14, 2023.
You can submit written testimony to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing via email in support of An Act to Advance Health Equity. Feel free to use the template below to help craft your testimony!
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