Medicare for All hearing in the Rules Committee April 30, 2019.


The PDA Massachusetts Single Payer Northampton group meets at 6:30 pm ( a half hour before the main meeting) on the second Monday of the month. Below are minutes of these meeting. If you are interested in bringing Single Payer health care to Massachusetts join us.

It is a moral outrage for a country as wealthy as ours to leave 60 million people with no reliable access to health care and tens of millions more with inadequate or overly expensive coverage. In addition, despite spending nearly twice as much as other developed nations on health care, our system performs poorly, because the private U.S. insurance bureaucracy soaks up as much as one-third of all the money and pharmaceutical interests overburden America by avoiding price competition.


Putting the ALL in “Health Care for All”: How Medicare for All would serve our communities. A video of a panel discussion by stake holders in the Medicare for All movement.

10 Questions About Healthcare, Answered

Read the 10 Quesions and Answers at https://www.sandersinstitute.com/blog/10-questions-about-healthcare-answered

by Michael Lighty

As the healthcare debate goes on, misinformation continues to spiral out of control on social media threads and in the mainstream media. 

By now, we’ve all heard the talking points, and it can be incredibly difficult to differentiate the facts from the hype:

“Don’t other countries with single payer experience really long wait times?”

“Why should we expand Medicare? Don’t a lot of people have negative experiences with it?”

“Why should I pay for someone else’s healthcare?”

Over the course of recent months, we have received hundreds of questions like these from our subscribers, followers, and other members of our community. These are questions from people who want to learn about the issue and how they can make a difference to move this country forward.


PDA Meeting Report

Nov. 12, 2018

Here is a link to the complete report.

Update on Single Payer Healthcare Events since Last Meeting

Perhaps of special interest:

  1. Western Mass far more organized around SP than central or eastern Mass. Organizing efforts underway there.
  2. League of Women Voters is moving to emphasis on SP from support of ACA.
  3. Updated SP finance-related report from Dr. Jerry Friedman expected but delayed.
  4. National Nurses Union is launching a multi-million dollar national advocacy effort around SP financing.

PDA Meeting Report

July 9, 2018

Update on Single Payer Healthcare Events Since Last

Meeting

Here is a link to the complete report.

Perhaps of special interest:

1. SP campaign is being squeezed by many 2018 activities, elections, federal activities related to healthcare, proliferation of advocacy groups, etc.

2. Western Mass far more organized around SP than central or eastern Mass. Organizing efforts underway there.

3. League of Women Voters is moving to emphasis on SP from support of ACA.

4. Since most western Mass legislative candidates say they support SP, more detailed questioning during candidate forums would be useful.

5. Updated SP finance-related report from Dr. Jerry Friedman expected but delayed


Bringing Big Organizing to the Single Payer Movement

This is a presentation given by Beck Bond at the 2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference.

Becky Bond served as a senior advisor on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and was an architect of the campaign’s national, volunteer-driven grassroots campaign. Prior to joining the Bernie Sanders campaign, Becky served as political director at CREDO where she was an innovator working at the intersection of organizing, politics, and technology for over a decade. Becky is a cofounder of CREDO SuperPAC, which was named by Mother Jones as one “2012’s Least Horrible Super-PACs” for helping to defeat five sitting Tea Party Republican Congressmen. She lives in San Francisco, California, with the writer, designer, and book artist Emily McVarish. For more information about Becky, Rules for Revolutionaries, and a downloadable, open-source teaching tool to help you implement change in your community, visit www.rulesforrevolutionaries.org.