| 1. Patrick to sign Health Care Price Control Legislation today
According to the State House News Service, at 10:30 this morning, Deval Patrick will sign health care cost control legislation. Legislation that a Boston Business Journal Editorial says will destroy the level of care in the Commonwealth.
Another fault in the Soviet-style thinking is that heath care cost should naturally track the greater economy. Why should the fate of teh commonwealth's medical device industry, for example, or its defense industry help determine how much health providers can charge? And how will the Massachusett medical system react if gross state product drops for a few years in a row?
"Soviet-style thinking" that the current Republican House leadership put it's wholehearted support behind. Remember to hold them accountable, you can reach Brad Jones' leadership office at 617-722-2100 or his district office at 978-664-5936, according to the legislature's website.
2. Deval Patrick swears in new Inspector General
The Commonwealth will have a new Inspector General starting today. Glenn Cuhna, selected in a process that was closed to the public, will be sworn in as the Commonwealth's Inspector General at 11:00 am today. Governor Deval Patrick will preside over the ceremony.
Mr. Cuhna has a target rich environment here in Massachusetts. He could start by finding out why Deval Patrick allowed an alleged child rapist to continue to work for him, even after the man settled a lawsuit, for what has been termed by the victim's lawyer, for "ten times the average salary of an average American."