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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 12:02 AM

Charlie Baker opposes nurse staffing mandates on November ballot

BOSTON Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says a recent analysis by an independent state agency has convinced him to vote against a proposal that would require strict nurse-to-patient ratios in Massachusetts hospitals.

The study by the Health Policy Commission estimated the cost of implementing Question 1 on the November ballot should voters approve it at between $676 million and $949 million.

In announcing Wednesday that he opposes the question, Baker cited those cost estimates along with concerns the proposed law would disproportionately impact smaller, community hospitals around the state.

The governor said he was also surprised to learn that nurse-to-patient ratios in Massachusetts were already above those in California, the only U.S. state with mandated staffing levels.

Read more: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_politics/2018/10/charlie_baker_opposes_nurse_staffing_mandates_on_nov_ballot

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TexasTowelie Oct 2018 OP
smirkymonkey Oct 2018 #1
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smirkymonkey Oct 2018 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:23 PM

1. Of course he would.

He is going to side with the corporate interests over the nurses. Vote Yes on 1!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 06:29 PM

2. I'm so excited to vote tomorrow!

Regarding question 1, I'm voting yes because a nurse/family member said it's the right vote, but I see so many vote-no ads that I wonder if it will pass. Big money on the no-side.

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 07:55 PM

3. Most of the liberal politicians in the state are voting yes.

I have looked into this and I am convinced that the no side is all about corporate profit and greed. I am siding with the nurses!

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