H.2987 / S619: An Act establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts 

Establishes a single payer system, in which the state provides health care to all residents as a right.


Massachusetts_Single_Payer.pngPHEW! THAT WAS CLOSE

On March 24, 2017, US House of Representatives failed to advance a vote to roll back advances in Medical Care/Coverage provided under "Obamacare," or the Affordable Health Care Act. 

UPDATE: TRUMP REPUBLICANS AND PAUL RYAN REALLY LOVE TRYING TO KILL THE ADVANCES IN HEALTHCARE -- IT'S STILL HAPPENING, AND BELOW COMMENTS STILL STAND. [5/2017]

IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO PLAY DEFENSE

However, defending Obamacare from irresponsible raids by the GOP doesn't address the shortcomings of the still historic health care law. Medical care still is unaffordable for many, and we still pay more than any other nation -- with worse results -- on medical care. 

TIME FOR BLUE STATES TO LEAD: PASS SINGLE PAYER IN MASSACHUSETTS

We will keep saying it: the best way to fight the appalling, dangerous Republican agenda (and it's not just Trump!) is to advance positive, progressive alternatives in the blue states. Not only to protect people from losing more under their immoral agenda, but also to provide a model for the rest of the nation to follow. 

OUR DEMOCRATIC MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE CAN PASS "SINGLE PAYER", RIGHT HERE

But, conventional, conservative thinking is still the status quo under the Golden Dome. This kind of bold progressive action is what our dangerous political times call for--and it is everyday citizens that have to make that happen. 

Check the list below. If your State Rep and State Senator have not cosponsored the "Medicare for All" bill, give them a call, and say, "This is important. THIS is fighting Trump. Will you be a leader in this fight, and advocate to Leadership to bring H2987/S619 to the floor?"

If they have cosponsored, call up and say, "I want to thank my legislator for cosponsoring Medicare for All, H2987/S619, and I urge her/him to push for it to come to a vote on the floor." 

Check the list below for your Rep and Senator, send the message today with a call or email, and better yet, organize your community to do the same! (want to join a chapter or start one? check here: progressivemass.com/chapters)

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published this page in cosponsors 2017-03-23 18:31:18 -0400
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