Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Mass-Care Endorses Tami Gouveia for 14th Middlesex State Representative

Boston, MA -  Mass-Care, the Commonwealth’s largest advocacy group devoted to single payer health care reform, announced this week its endorsement of Acton Democrat Tami Gouveia for the 14th Middlesex State Representative seat. “Ms. Gouveia is acutely aware of the complexities of our broken healthcare system and the frustrations faced by her constituents,” said Jessica Gallo, Interim Executive Director of Mass-Care. “As a former public health social worker, Ms. Gouveia understands health systems and that in order to truly reduce cost and improve care, we must transition to single payer.”

“Health care is one of the most pressing issues facing members of our Commonwealth,” said Tami Gouveia, a Progressive Democrat currently vying for the seat Representative Cory Atkins is retiring from this year. “On the campaign trail, I have listened to voters share their experiences and frustration in navigating our inefficient and expensive health care system. There is resounding support for a single payer system that will protect families from medical bankruptcy, overwhelming debt, or losing their home because someone they love faces a medical crisis.”

Research from UMASS Amherst estimates that a single payer system in Massachusetts would save 15.75% of current spending on health care in the state – approximately $21 billion annually. Thirty one percent of every health care dollar the state spends goes to overhead costs, while our national Medicare system spends only 2-3% on overhead.

Medicare for All legislation (S.619 and H.2987) is currently pending in the Massachusetts State Legislature. Sponsors of the S.619 version of the bill include Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury), Jack Lewis (D-Framingham), and Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover).

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