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Massachusetts Single Payer 101 Training

This is an interactive training designed to introduce groups to the problems with Massachusetts health care – including its high costs and poor outcomes – and to understand how a single payer health care system addresses those problems while other reforms have failed.

You can download the presentation as a PowerPoint Slideshow or a PDF File, or press the play button (?) below to listen to audio of Mass-Care’s Executive Director delivering the training (don’t flip to the next slides on your own if you are listening to audio – the slides will advance on their own as the presentation advances).

Single Payer 101 Training

Single Payer 101 Training: Trial with Quiz

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Presentation on Medicare Reform and Single Payer

Democratic proposals for Medicare reform would preserve Medicare benefits, but the program will run out of funds in less than a decade, while Republican proposals would deeply slash benefit coverage, shifting costs off of the federal budget but onto seniors. The truth? Medicare is just another, slightly more cost-efficient payer in an unsustainable health care system, and without single payer it is just as unsustainable as private health insurance.

Download this presentation as a Powerpoint Slideshow, as a PDF file, or press the play button (►) below to listen to audio of Mass-Care’s Executive Director delivering the presentation (don’t flip to the next slides on your own if you are listening to audio – the slides will advance on their own as the presentation advances).

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Resources for Winning Local Ballot Initiatives

Mass-Care activists have placed non-binding single payer referendum questions on the ballot in over 34 districts dating back to 1994. Local ballot initiatives are an effective way to target individual legislators and convey the level of support for an issue in their district.

Local ballot questions are known as “Public Policy Questions” in Massachusetts, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth provides instructions on getting question language vetted, and ballot forms printed.

Below are resources Mass-Care developed in 2008 and 2010 for local activists running ballot initiative campaigns:

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