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Vote “YES” on Question #4
Single Payer on the ballot!

Question #4 is a non-binding ballot question about Single Payer healthcare in Mass.  It will appear on the Nov. 6th ballot in six Western Mass. legislative districts including those currently represented by Kulik, Mark, Vega, Solomon-Rose, Scibak and (formerly) Kocot.
The results of this ballot question will demonstrate the strength of support for Single Payer among voters in each legislator’s district.  A strong vote for Question 4 will help our allies on the new legislative delegation to fight harder on Beacon Hill for health care as a human right and encourage those still on the fence to get on-board.

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Single Payer on the ballot!

A stronger Single Payer delegation
Western Mass. can take the lead

Western Mass. Medicare for All (WMM4A) is pleased that an energetic primary season has now culminated in victory for several strong Medicare for All supporters almost certain to be elected to office on Nov. 6th.  Single Payer healthcare was a key issue in the primary for many candidates and voters, discussed at public forums, and reported in the media.

Most of the candidates running for state office in Franklin and Hampshire counties responded to WMM4A’s Candidates Single Payer Survey.  Winning candidates who responded include Natalie Blais, Jo Comerford, Mindy Domb, Paul Mark, and Lindsay Sabadosa.  Their responses were thoughtful, with consideration for how we can actually implement a Single Payer system in Mass.  All of these candidates agreed, if elected, to help initiate and participate in a Single Payer Legislative Caucus.  Such a caucus will provide a forum for in-depth discussion and advocacy on this issue in the Statehouse. Continue reading “A stronger Single Payer delegation
Western Mass. can take the lead

WMM4A Surveys the Candidates
A deeper dive into Medicare for All

We’re tired of reading in local media that the candidates “all agree about the issues.”  We know there are significant differences among them about their understanding of Single Payer, their concerns, commitment to advancing legislation, and so forth.  So we invited them to take a deeper dive by responding to our questionnaire.  We’ve just posted responses to the Candidates Single Payer Survey. See what candidates in your district

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A deeper dive into Medicare for All

Busy Summer for WMM4A
Outreach, Training, Events

The fight for Medicare for All in Massachusetts is heating up this summer!  We are reaching out to friends, neighbors and co-workers about how Single Payer works, why we need it, and how it can be achieved.   Many local candidates for seats on Beacon Hill have attended our events to learn more about it.   Another Outreach Training will be held Sunday, July 22nd in Holyoke, with a few seats still available.  To register Continue reading “Busy Summer for WMM4A
Outreach, Training, Events

Survey: 56% of Physicians Support Single Payer
Post by Lawrence Pareles

Merritt Hawkins is a physician recruitment firm. They did a study of physicians on 8/3/17, and the results were published in Newsweek of 9/19/17.  The study found that 56% of American doctors they polled, were strongly or moderately in favor of a Single Payer healthcare plan here.  Continue reading “Survey: 56% of Physicians Support Single Payer
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WMM4A Outreach Training – July 1
At the Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Sunday July 1, noon - 3 p.m.

We are excited to offer this training for people who want to deepen their understanding of how to effectively engage others in the movement for Medicare for All in Massachusetts.  This lively and interactive program will present the current context for Single Payer advocacy and explore our own hopes and concerns about the transition to such a system.  We will also be discussing  Continue reading “WMM4A Outreach Training – July 1
At the Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Sunday July 1, noon – 3 p.m.