Op-ed: Importance of Boston City Council Supporting Single Payer Health Care Reform

The Boston City Council will take a bold step on Wednesday, August 24 by passing a resolution reaffirming its support for a single payer health care system.  The resolution calls upon the state legislature in the upcoming 2017- 2018 legislative session to propose and pass a measure to achieve a single payer system in the Commonwealth.
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State Legislative Session Wrap-Up by JP’s Rep. Liz Malia

State Rep. Liz Malia, D-Jamaica Plain

July 31 marked the end of a productive two-year (2015-2016) legislative session that included the passage of many major bills related to substance abuse and addiction treatment services, criminal justice reform, civil rights, service members and seniors, energy, economic development and regulatory reform. My colleagues and I passed the $39 billion state budget under the pressure of a $750 million revenue gap, ultimately restoring much of the funding that will sustain critical services our community needs.
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