Mass-Care’s mission is to establish a Single Payer Health Care System in Massachusetts so that all residents of the Commonwealth will have access to comprehensive, quality, affordable and equitable health care because it is basic to life and human dignity. Mass-Care was launched in 1995 as a coalition of Massachusetts organizations sharing a deep concern about the inequities of our health care system. Our organization’s strategic mission is premised on the belief that only a large-scale grassroots movement will be able to win reform that guarantees universal single payer health care.
The grassroots effort of our organization distinguishes Mass-Care from the efforts of other groups in Massachusetts that are funded primarily by power-brokers in the business community and health industry. Mass-Care sponsors the Massachusetts Health Care Trust bill, which would establish a single payer health care system providing comprehensive health care for all residents of Massachusetts. Mass-Care supports Medicare for All, a Congressional effort to establish a national single-payer system.
Mass-Care is an umbrella organization for more than 100 member organizations that represent diverse constituencies including the elderly, low income people, various religious groups, labor unions, teachers, nurses, social workers, doctors, women, immigrants, and local towns and cities. Together these organizations represent over 500,000 Massachusetts residents who are active, enthusiastic supporters of single payer reform in Massachusetts.