2014 Health Care Cost Trends Hearing Budget

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Health Policy Commission of Massachusetts.


From: Mary Connaughton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

All costs (total budget) associated with the the upcoming Health Policy Commission’s 2014 Health Care Cost Trends Hearing, scheduled for October 6 and 7.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Mary Connaughton

From: Elstermeyer, Coleen (HPC)

Ms. Connaughton --

The Health Policy Commission received your public records request below seeking records of "all costs (total budget) associated with the upcoming Health Policy Commission's 2014 Health Care Cost Trends Hearing, scheduled for October 6 and 7." Attached please find an HPC interoffice memorandum documenting the overall proposed budget for the 2014 Hearing. As you requested, we have provided the document in accessible word format, rather than .pdf.

Coleen Elstermeyer
HPC Chief of Staff