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.
“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.
Two health care reform bills focused on single payer for Massachusetts are being re-filed for the new Legislative Session.
The Governor’s report makes the case for universal public coverage in Vermont. So what happened?
The Health Care Committee is planning a program with the MA Department of Mental Health entitled "GOOD Mental Health. It starts with a conversation." The program is planned for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst. Featured speakers will present personal accounts of recovery and resiliency. Discussions will focus on dispelling myths about mental health issues, removing obstacles to acceptance in our community and better understanding.
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.