Healthcare-NOW!’s Steering Committee and staff are happy to announce that Benjamin Day will take over as our Director of Organizing in early February 2013. Ben’s proven dedication to, knowledge of, and experience with the single-payer movement were instrumental in the Steering Committee’s decision to add him to our small staff. Ben has been the Executive…

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From Benjamin Day, Executive Director of Mass-Care – This Tuesday, after an hour and a half floor debate, the Massachusetts Senate narrowly voted down a single payer amendment to a broader cost control bill, on a 15 to 22 vote. The amendment would have instructed the state to, every year, measure our actual health care…

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By Edward B. Colby for the Dedham Transcript – DEDHAM, Mass. — Leo Stolbach says he’s working to advance a single-payer health insurance system for Massachusetts because he sees what’s happening to patients now. “Patients are getting shortchanged. And this fallacy that we have the best health care in the world, that’s wrong. It isn’t.…

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By Mass-Care – At 10AM yesterday, the White House released the outlines of President Obama’s health reform proposal “incorporating and improving on ideas from the House and the Senate, along with some new ones,” in anticipation of a summit this Thursday with Congressional Republicans. Many supporters of comprehensive health reform had hoped that the President…

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Questions about the Massachusetts health plan? This brochure might help you sort through this recently popular “blueprint” for a national healthcare plan. Get all the details about the limits of mandates and keeping private health insurance companies in the mix. From the brochure: Massachusetts health reform (known as “Chapter 58”) has been billed as a…

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