The primary work of the LWVA Health Care Committee is advocacy and education for a Massachusetts single payer plan, i.e. Medicare for All Massachusetts. Medicare for All would be a single insurance plan covering everyone in the Commonwealth with quality health care benefits. Providers would be paid in a timely manner and would not have to deal with hundreds of competing private insurance companies. Under Medicare for All Massachusetts, everyone would have health security and the savings from administrative costs would benefit households, businesses and the Commonwealth. (The full text of the bill can be found at the link www.masscare.org.) Our focus, in the coming year, is in Springfield. If you would like to join the Committee or have contacts with Springfield area organizations that invite speakers, please email Jackie Wolf (LWVAhealthcare@yahoo.com). We appreciate the help.