Massachusetts is proud of its role as a leader in health care and health policy. From 2015 to 2018, Rep. Hogan was honored to serve as Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health, where she and committee staff oversaw all public health-related matters that came before the legislature and were instrumental in shepherding landmark public health legislation into law. These laws include expanding access to reproductive health care, increasing the age for the purchase of tobacco products, and supporting local and regional public health.
In April 2018, Rep. Hogan’s bill to protect patient confidentiality was signed into law. Known as the PATCH Act, the law prevents insurance companies from sharing confidential health information of dependent subscribers, such as children and spouses, with the primary subscribers of the insurance plan. The PATCH Act enables dependents to access high-quality, confidential health care.