Monday, March 29, 2010

Jon Kingsdale of the Commonwealth Connector & Matthew Emmens of Vertex Pharmaceuticals on 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,' Jon Kingsdale, executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to talk about the recently passed national health care reform bill, and analyze differences between the Massachusetts and federal laws. He discussed the impact that this bill will have on small businesses in the Commonwealth, and the impact that politics had on the road to reform.

In the Briefing Room, Matthew Emmens, CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, gave his perspective on national health care reform, discussed his company’s work on breakthrough drugs, and the benefit of being based in Massachusetts.

On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe joined to talk about the Caritas Christi deal, a new potential tax on the medical device industry, Curt Schilling’s talk of moving his company to a new location, and cursing in the workplace.

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