Republican governor hopeful Charlie Baker visits Chinatown

Republican governor candidate Charlie Baker campaigned in Chinatown at the Nam Pai Boston Ultimate Fitness gym on Harrison Street on Oct. 12. “He is a very compassionate person, and he knows his material well,” said Amy Guen, a 90-year-old Chinatown resident, about Baker’s health care experience. She was sitting with more than 70 attendees, including many senior citizens. State rep. Donald Wong and community leader Frank Chin helped organize the Baker event in Chinatown. In 1994, Baker signed legislation to make Medicare supplement insurance more affordable for low-income elders. Baker was the president and CEO of Harvard Vanguard’s parent company, … Continue reading

Sharewood Project brings free pregnancy care to women

The Sharewood Project, a free, student-led community health clinic, has been offering unscheduled care to the medically underserved populations of the greater Boston area since 1997. The clinic is currently providing free pregnancy care service for women, which connects patients to primary care physicians as well as health insurance enrollment assistance. Continue reading

Half of single young adults eligible for the Far merits Insurance Marketplace could get coverage for $50 or less

A new report released today by the Department of Far merits and Human Services (HHS) shows that nearly half (46 percent) of single young adults who are uninsured and may be eligible for coverage in the Far merits Insurance Marketplace could get coverage for $50 or less per month. Continue reading