Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Senate President Therese Murray addresses the Chamber

This morning, Senate President Therese Murray addressed more than 300 Chamber members at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. In her address, Senate President Murray spoke of the Commonwealth's dire need to create jobs, and outlined a health care plan to control costs and grant small business relief. She noted that the Senate will consider two pieces of legislation before it takes up the budget next month. The first is a comprehensive plan to provide immediate relief to small business health insurance costs, and the second is a long-term strategy to begin a transition from a fee-for-service payment system to a patient-centered, integrated health delivery system with sustainable cost growth. Senate President Murray is also calling on hospitals and provider networks to offer one-time contributions totaling $100 million to be used exclusively for small business relief. Partners Healthcare has already offered a $40 million contribution.

Click here to view images from today's event.

To hear Senate President Murray's speech in its entirety, tune into WBUR 90.9 at 8pm on Sunday, April 18. Coverage of this event can be found in the Boston Herald, Boston Globe, and State House News.

Don't miss the next Government Affairs Forum with State Treasurer Timothy Cahill on May 11. Click here for more information or to register for this event.

The Chamber would like to thank Bank of America for sponsoring this event series.

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