Candidate scorecard scores a change from area legislator

In response to the scorecard of candidates by the Springfield area hub of WMM4A (see Aug. 11 blog post below), Sen. Welch’s office just informed us that he has changed his long-held position against Medicare for All in Mass. He now pledges to co-sponsor the M4A bill in the new legislative session. His Chief of Staff said the Senator’s view changed because of COVID and he now supports state-based Single Payer. We’d like to hear more from Sen. Welch about how COVID changed his mind on this critical issue. We also encourage his constituents to contact him and ask what he will do NOW as an elected official to help advance Medicare for All in Mass.