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Nov 1
Nov 1

Just Say 'No' to Milton Friedman: Putting Social Values First at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Joshua Boger is a businessman — and a very successful one.  But he based his career on a rejection of the notion that profit for stockholders must be the ultimate and only purpose for a business enterprise.  Flying directly into the headwind of predominant business thinking, Boger dared his board and his company to […]

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Oct 0
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Vertex Founder Will Share Company's Strategy Map and Balanced Scorecard Prioritizing "Health: Transforming Lives" at Fall CEO Summit

Dr. Joshua Boger left his job as a scientist at Merck in 1989 with the dream of founding a new kind of drug company, and the resulting development of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) inspired the New York Times best-seller The Billion-Dollar Molecule and launched one of Boston’s and the nation’s fastest growing public companies. What […]

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Sep 0
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Panera Bread CEO on Food Stamps

Would you be willing to take the SNAP challenge? Founder and CEO of Panera Bread Ron Shaich decided to eat for a week on $4.50 a day, the challenge faced every single day by families in the food stamp program. Shaich, a Member of the Alliance for Business Leadership’s Board of Directors, realized that Americans suffering […]

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Nov 0
Nov 0

After the Summit – Next Steps on Health Promotion

This is the 2nd of 3 posts sharing highlights and next steps from our Nov. 8 CEO Summit, titled “Post-Election Forecast: What’s Next for Business Leaders“, where 70+ CEOs and guests gathered to discuss the 2012 election results and set strategy for our three key initiatives – Responsible Government, Health Promotion, and Economic Development. The […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Post Election: What’s Next for Business Leadership?

    After the election, join us for a Post-Election Forecast at the 6th Annual CEO Summit in Boston, November 8.  Imagine if you were asked to run a business where half your employees are at retirement age, your shareholders and customers have no respect for how you do business, your board of directors turns […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

VIDEO: Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf Testifies Before House Committee to Support Healthcare Reforms

Yesterday we wrote that Alliance member Dan Wolf was testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The founder and CEO of Cape Air and a Massachusetts State Senator, Dan spoke about the MA healthcare law passed in 2006 as well as the federal healthcare reform legislation recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Watch […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

Airline CEO and the Alliance in Congress, Making Business Case for Affordable Care Act

It’s another big day for healthcare reform – including the business leaders who make up the Alliance – as Congress continues to debate, examine, and investigate the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act. As we speak, Alliance leader Dan Wolf, CEO of Cape Air, is on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Committee on […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

The Business Case for the ACA's Individual Mandate

Readers of the Boston Business Journal might have noticed the Alliance was featured in two key opinion pieces on the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The first, a BBJ staff editorial, rails against the mandate as “a new entitlement” and expresses surprise that business leaders (including those in the Alliance) look to the mandate as […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

A Good Day for the Country and for Business: Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law

Today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and preserved the individual mandate requiring Americans to purchase health insurance. The Alliance for Business Leadership applauds the Court for its decision as it marks a huge step forward in advancing the health of our nation, its people and the economy. Paying More […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Alliance Response to Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold Affordable Care Act

The following statement was released by the Alliance after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the Affordable Care Act on June 28, 2012. The Supreme Court has taken a huge step toward containing the crippling cost of health care by putting millions of Americans in the health insurance pool and keeping them out of […]

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Healthcare Action Alert for Massachusetts Employers, Residents

Monday, June 4 – Take Action Today to Support 3 Key Health Care Measures Moving through MA State House The Massachusetts State House is debating health care cost containment legislation as early as this Tuesday, June 5. We are urging all Massachusetts employers and residents to contact your Representative on Monday, June 4th  to ensure the bill includes […]

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May 0
May 0

Job Creation, Healthcare Reform, and Responsible Government – it's all on tap at CEO Summit

The Summit 2012 Advance Team recently visited Washington, D.C. in preparation for our upcoming CEO Summit on Capitol Hill (June 12-13). While there, they met with several members of Congress, White House officials, and policy experts – here are a few highlights: 1)    Darrell West, Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institute: West discussed […]

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May 0
May 0

McDonough on Mass. Healthcare Reform, House & Senate Versions

With both the House and Senate healthcare reform bills now out in Massachusetts, responses are rolling in from all sides.  John McDonough, a key architect of both state and federal healthcare legislation, writes that the two bills are more similar than they are different. From his post on today’s Boston.com Health Stew blog, titled The State Senate Shows […]

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May 0
May 0

Joining Forces for Health Promotion

With the US Supreme Court poised to rule on the validity of national health reform, all eyes not on the Court are watching Massachusetts, where the national model originated. Created by a coalition that included Senator Ted Kennedy and signed into law by Governor Mitt Romney, the state’s model includes a mandate to buy insurance […]

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Mar 0
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Alliance Stands Behind Affordable Care Act

Today, the Supreme Court begins its consideration of the central constitutional challenge posed by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business to the Affordable Care Act. The question: can the federal government require Americans to purchase health insurance? We believe it must.  Paying More for LessGovernment intervention in the free market is not […]

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