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Support Single Payer legislation in Question 4

I Beth Eisenberg writes: "The enormous burden to cities, towns and school districts that must pay ever-increasing health insurance bills for current employees as well as retirees would be alleviated, and other much needed municipal and educational needs could be addressed."

To the editor:

On Nov. 6 we are given the opportunity to direct our state representative to support Single Payer legislation in Massachusetts by voting “yes” for Question 4, a nonbinding question.

Single Payer, also known as Improved Medicare for All, would replace our current chaotic, expensive, unjust, inefficient  system with an affordable, publicly funded one. Universal coverage in Massachusetts could be achieved while eliminating copays and deductibles and networks. This would be achieved by removing the huge administrative burden and profit imposed by insurance companies, which add no value to the public but are beholden to shareholders. In addition, the enormous burden to cities, towns and school districts that must pay ever-increasing health insurance bills for current employees as well as retirees would be alleviated, and other much needed municipal and educational needs could be addressed.

Our legislators need our support to fight for Single Payer, and we can give it to them on Nov. 6 by voting “yes” on Question 4. For more information: WMMedicareforAll.org

Beth Eisenberg
Cummington

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