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.

Health Care

Medicare for All

February 24, 2020

Second of two presentations on Medicare for all by Barbara Pearson and Diana Stein

Medicare for All

February 24, 2020

First of two presentations on Medicare for all by Barbara Pearson and Diana Stein

Three from Amherst Attend LWV National Convention

July 22, 2018

Delegates participated in caucuses and plenary sessions, listening to diverse speakers and making connections across the country.

League Testifies on Single Payer Bills

June 23, 2017

The League of Women Voters supports single payer bills in hearings by the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.

LWVA Sponsors Panel on Issues with Private Health Insurance

December 02, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, a panel heard personal stories about issues dealing with private health insurance companies. Comments came from both patients and providers. All of the stories from the Speak Out will be collected and given to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing at a hearing in Boston for single payer bills.

Speak Out for Health Care Justice

November 27, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, about three dozen people gathered in the Cape Cod Lounge of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Union to share personal stories about issues dealing with private health insurance companies, followed by a panel discussion.

Is your health insurance working for you?

September 21, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the UMass Student Union, the League of Women Voters of Amherst will host a program entitled Speak Out for Health Care Justice: Is Health Care in Massachusetts Working for You?

Health Care Committee Plans Celebration and Speak Out

July 13, 2015

The Health Care Committee is planning a program titled “Speak Out for health care justice” as well as preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare.

Celebrating Medicare’s 50th Birthday

June 07, 2015

On July 30th, demonstrations all across the country will herald the 50th birthday of Medicare. The LWVA Health Care Committee will join with other organizations in the area to plan a joyful demonstration on July 30th. We will ask local legislators and other elected officials to join us in this celebration.

Good Mental Health Forum a Great Success!

March 27, 2015

“I really learned some new ways of thinking about mental health.” “I didn’t know about these resources for supporting good mental health.” These are examples of the comments from folks who participated in the March 11, 2015, program Good Mental Health. It starts with a conversation.

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