Join us for our installment of the Pacesetters Doing Business series featuring Boston Planning and Development Agency on December 7, 2023.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jenny Holaday will share her journey into leadership as President of Encore Boston Harbor and first woman to run a casino in Massachusetts.
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Encore Boston Harbor
Step into Winter Wonderland at our BIMA Holiday Gala. Gather your digital media and marketing peers for a night of networking and entertainment.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
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The Chamber submitted testimony to members of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing regarding H.4134, An Act to improve health care by investing in VALUE, filed by Governor Charles D. Baker. One of the Chamber’s guiding health care policy principles is that the state must strike a balance between supporting our cornerstone health care industry and ensuring that world-class care is accessible and affordable for residents, businesses, and the state budget.
This wide-ranging legislation includes several topics that strike that balance and are long overdue for action. Embracing telemedicine, controlling surprise billing, and expanding scope of practice are all necessary changes. While there are debates over details, our members agree that it is time to make legislative progress so Massachusetts does not fall behind other states in its ability to provide residents high quality and affordable health care.
As with any comprehensive legislation, the Legislature should consider the impacts this bill will have on our broader economy. This consideration is particularly relevant because health care plays an integral role in our regional and state economy. In Massachusetts, the health care industry directly accounts for about 18 percent of jobs in the state and indirectly accounts for tens of thousands of additional jobs. The industry here includes world class providers, pharmaceutical breakthroughs, and among the largest share of insured residents in the country.
Since health care is largely an employer-provided benefit, we ask that you also consider the impacts these proposals will have on employers and employees alike. Changes that could increase costs for employers should be considered in context with the many recent policy changes that directly affect employers, such as paid family and medical leave and minimum wage increases, and other proposed policy changes.