2015 Legislation

2015 Single Payer Legislation


This legislative session we have a total of 58 senators and representatives co-sponsoring our 3 single payer bills.

Preview our 3 bills below:

  1. Cost Control

    An Act to Ensure Effective Health Care Cost Control

    Bill Numbers:
    House 965
    Senate 647

    This bill would require the state every year to compare our total health care spending with our projected health care spending if the Commonwealth implemented a single payer health care system; if after several years the “Single Payer Benchmark” outperformed our actual health care spending, the state would be responsible for developing a single payer implementation plan and submitting it to the Legislature.

  2. Public Option

    For Legislation to Establish a Public Health Option

    Bill Numbers:
    Senate 604
    House 1033

    This bill would allow the Commonwealth to establish a “public option” that would allow the state to compete directly with private health insurers.

  3. Medicare for All

    An Act Establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts

    Bill Numbers:
    House 1026
    Senate 579

    This bill would immediately begin implementation of a single payer health care system for Massachusetts.

Check out our GIS maps to see if your legislator is a co-sponsor!

How to read the maps:

1. Click on “Visible Layers” at the top right-hand corner.
2. Choose the bill you would like to see information on.  The “All Sponsors” layer shows anyone who has signed any of our 3 bills.
3. Click on any district to see contact information for that legislator.
4. Click the arrow icon to share on FB or via email.

Supporters in the House

Supporters in the Senate

Don’t know your legislators?
To look up your elected officials contact information, please go here and type in your voting address: https://malegislature.gov/People/FindMyLegislator

What if your legislators are not co-sponsors?
Either phone or e-mail your Rep. and Senator and simply say who you are and that you would like them to co-sponsor our legislative priorities.

Please help convince our elected officials understand how important these bills are and know that their passage will keep the Commonwealth leading the nation in what is a true human right, healthcare for all!

If you have any questions, please contact one the following:
Cat Bunker, Office of Rep. Jen Benson at catherine.bunker@mahouse.gov
Michael Carr, office of Senator Eldridge at Michael.carr@masenate.gov
Ture Turnbull, Executive Director of Mass-Care at 617-602-7868 cell or at Director@MassCare.org

Single Payer has momentum!  Please join our effort to spread the word and give as generously as possible.  We appreciate everything you do and look forward to a very exciting year together!

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