Single Payer Bills Refiled

Two health care reform bills focused on single payer for Massachusetts are being re-filed for the new Legislative Session (2015-2017). The LWVMA supports both bills. The names and lead sponsors of the bills are as follows:

  • An Act to Establish ‘Improved’ Medicare for All; lead sponsors are Senator Jamie Eldridge and Representative Tom Sannicandro.
  • An Act to Ensure Effective Health Care Cost Control; lead sponsors are Senator Dan Wolf and Representative Jen Benson.

Senators Eldridge and Wolf would like to see public hearings around the state on both bills. We will be in touch about these developments, and we hope you will attend the hearings if they are planned for our area.

from the LWVA Health Care Committee