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Bay State Forum with Barbara Anthony

CCTV - 8 hours 35 min ago

This episode of Bay State Forum focuses on what Massachusetts should do now about health care in the face of so much uncertainty. Obamacare was modeled after RomneyCare, which was adopted by Massachusetts in 2006 to move toward universal healthcare for all.

What happens if there is no longer a federal requirement that all people have to buy insurance? Or if people with pre-existing conditions can be charged more for their insurance or even denied coverage or priced out of the market for insurance. Very importantly, what happens if Massachusetts looses billions of dollars if there is a pullback in Medicaid dollars from the federal government? And last but not least, what can Massachusetts do to control its highest in the nation healthcare costs?

Barbara Anthony interviews two experts to try to answer these questions.

Jon Hurst is the long time President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, known as RAM. RAM is a state-wide organization of 3200 retailers and restaurants. Jon has been a long time advocate for lowering healthcare costs and improving quality for the small business market.

Josh Archambault is a senior fellow in healthcare and a consultant at the Pioneer Institute, an independent public policy think tank located in Boston. Josh has worked at the Heritage Foundation, and has served in high level positions in the Massachusetts Legislative and Executive branches. Josh is a frequent advocate for market based solutions to our health care problems.

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Tuesday, May 23: Anything But Square - WCVB Boston

Google Porter Square - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 7:05pm

WCVB Boston

Tuesday, May 23: Anything But Square
WCVB Boston
It's probably no surprise that Cambridge's Squares are anything but. And perhaps the most off-center is little Inman Square -- the only major square without a T stop, a Starbucks..not even a Dunkin' Donuts. But Inman does have the second coming of East ...

Greater Boston author readings for May 14-20 - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:01pm

Greater Boston author readings for May 14-20
The Boston Globe
SUNDAY. Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley (“JFK: A Vision for America”) in conversation with Samantha Power and Ron Suskind at 6 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge (tickets at ...

Hotel planned for Porter Square - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google Porter Square - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:24am

Wicked Local Cambridge

Hotel planned for Porter Square
Wicked Local Cambridge
Porter Square is under-served. It's growing dramatically, and it will bring something to the community,” said Kevin Sheehan, the new hotel's asset manager and director of operations, at a mandatory, non-binding public comment meeting on Tuesday night ...

Hotel planned for empty Porter Square lot - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google Porter Square - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:39pm

Wicked Local Cambridge

Hotel planned for empty Porter Square lot
Wicked Local Cambridge
By Emily Cataneo cambridge@wickedlocal.com. The long-empty lot on Massachusetts Avenue where Gourmet Express once stood is slated to be the site of a new hotel. The hotel will be geared towards business travelers and tourists and will include 50 units ...

Greater Boston author readings May 7-13 - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:04pm

Greater Boston author readings May 7-13
The Boston Globe
Susan Maycock and Charles Sullivan (“Building Old Cambridge: Architecture and Development”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Sophia Roosth (“Synthetic: How Life Got Made”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass. Ave., Cambridge

Porter Square townhouse with two-car garage drops for $1.45M - Curbed Boston

Google Porter Square - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:12am

Curbed Boston

Porter Square townhouse with two-car garage drops for $1.45M
Curbed Boston
Unit 38 at 38 Regent Street in Cambridge's Porter Square area is on the end of a run of townhouses and that helps drench the spread with sunlight. The 1,898-square-foot, four-floor contemporary is on sale through Coldwell Banker for $1,450,000. It ...

Is Porter Square getting a steakhouse? Opinions of owner, consultant differ - Cambridge Day (registration)

Google Porter Square - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:21pm

Cambridge Day (registration)

Is Porter Square getting a steakhouse? Opinions of owner, consultant differ
Cambridge Day (registration)
... totally different concept was presented Wednesday at a meeting of the North Cambridge Stabilization Committee, when representatives of new hotelier Peter Lee gave an update on the restaurant and the two more hotels Lee has planned for Porter Square.

Greater Boston author readings April 30-May 6 - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:08pm

Greater Boston author readings April 30-May 6
The Boston Globe
Cory Doctorow (“Walkaway”) in conversation with Joi Ito (“Whiplash”) at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Lucas Mann (“Lord Fear”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Jeff VanderMeer (“Borne”) and Annie ...

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CCTV - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:50am
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Greater Boston author readings April 23-29 - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:03pm

Greater Boston author readings April 23-29
The Boston Globe
Ave., Cambridge (tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/noam-chomsky-at-first-parish-church-tickets-32630506724) … Amy Cherrix (“Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Fred Marchant ...

Ten things to do this weekend: April 20-22 - Cambridge Day (registration)

Google Porter Square - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:18pm

Ten things to do this weekend: April 20-22
Cambridge Day (registration)
MCC Literary Awardees Read at Porter Square Books from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square. Free. Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council awards grants to some ... The Harvard Square Business ...

There's room for all, so far, as hotels pop up in answer to demands of city development - Cambridge Day (registration)

Google Porter Square - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:54pm

Cambridge Day (registration)

There's room for all, so far, as hotels pop up in answer to demands of city development
Cambridge Day (registration)
A mini-boom in hotels has brought hundreds of rooms to Cambridge in the past couple of years, and there are hundreds of more rooms on the way, including two more hotels for Porter Square following one opened in October. While that one was focused on ...

Greater Boston author readings April 16-22 - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:05pm

Greater Boston author readings April 16-22
The Boston Globe
Ave., Cambridge … Megan Marshall (“Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast”) and Lloyd Schwartz (“Little Kisses”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Neville Frankel (“On the Sickle's Edge”) reads at 7 p.m. in the Community Room, Canton Public ...

In the wake of recent snowstorm, “The Glove Cycle” cycles on - BU News Service

Google Porter Square - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 2:54pm

BU News Service

In the wake of recent snowstorm, “The Glove Cycle” cycles on
BU News Service
A huge snowstorm had just hit the city in 1978 when Cambridge artist Mags Harries first had the idea for the iconic Porter Square T station sculpture, “The Glove Cycle.” “The snow was really high, and it took a long time to melt,” said Harries in an ...

In Porter Square, a three-bedroom mansard for the ages - Boston.com

Google Porter Square - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:23am

Boston.com

In Porter Square, a three-bedroom mansard for the ages
Boston.com
Built in 1872 when fashionable Second Empire homes often had mansard roofs, this single-family home in Cambridge's Porter Square neighborhood had a variation of an open floor plan before that design was a thing. Its exterior is painted with bright ...

In Porter Square, a three-bedroom mansard for the ages - Boston.com

Google Porter Square - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:23am

Boston.com

In Porter Square, a three-bedroom mansard for the ages
Boston.com
Built in 1872 when fashionable Second Empire homes often had mansard roofs, this single-family home in Cambridge's Porter Square neighborhood had a variation of an open floor plan before that design was a thing. Its exterior is painted with bright ...

Porter Square Books Aims to Help Community “Be the Change” - BTW

Google Porter Square - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:18pm

Porter Square Books Aims to Help Community “Be the Change”
BTW
Be the Change is a new civic engagement program at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, consisting of gatherings, workshops, projects, discussions, and traditional author events. Launched in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the ...

Porter Square Books Aims to Help Community “Be the Change” - BTW

Google Porter Square - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:18pm

Porter Square Books Aims to Help Community “Be the Change”
BTW
Be the Change is a new civic engagement program at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, consisting of gatherings, workshops, projects, discussions, and traditional author events. Launched in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the ...

'Uncertainty' installation connects cultures - The Somerville Times (press release)

Google Porter Square - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 6:01am

The Somerville Times (press release)

'Uncertainty' installation connects cultures
The Somerville Times (press release)
The artist will create an immersive experience for visitors in the gallery, located at 1801 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge. In this site-specific installation, titled Uncertainty, Cooper will use diverse materials to explore language and ...

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