Surprise! single payer advocates shut out of another hearing!
Boston, Mass. — SINGLE-PAYER ADVOCATES TO PROTEST HEALTH CARE COST HEARINGS
Advocates for single-payer health care, incensed at being excluded from a series of state hearings on health care costs, plan to hold an “informational picket” Friday to provide literature to hearing attendees. “It's just outrageous to exclude single payer,” said Benjamin Day, executive director of MassCare, a single payer advocate. “We're just going to hand out testimony.” About a quarter of the Legislature’s 200 members have signed onto a proposal to implement single-payer health care and to scrap the state’s current system, which relies on private insurers to cover millions of residents. The hearings resume Friday morning at UMass-Boston.