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Health Care Committee

The Health Care Committee (HCC) has been stable in its membership this year, but had a minor re-organization. We started out (through February) in a continuing affiliation with the Amherst Area Hub of Western Mass Medicare for All. Then WMM4A announced that they were re-thinking the strategy of local hubs by geography and are opting for hubs by constituency (working through such venues as faith-based organizations, (medical) provider groups, universities).

The national LWV Convention will present two speakers at a Caucus that is open to all League members and the general public at 8 p.m. on June 24. Register here

Mar 11 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Feb 27 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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