Monday, May 22, 2017

Mass-Care’s- Single Payer Health Care System

Mass-Care’s mission is to establish a Single Payer Health Care System in Massachusetts so that all residents of the Commonwealth will have access to comprehensive, quality, affordable and equitable health care because it is basic to life and human dignity. Mass-Care was launched in 1995 as a coalition of Massachusetts organizations sharing a deep concern about the inequities of our health care system.

Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA)

Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) link

Two things distinguish CHIA in our pursuit of improving the Massachusetts health care system: our public-interest perspective, and our unique data sets. Our perspective is rooted in our independence – our agenda and findings are not colored by the special interests of industry or politics – and in the talents and commitment of CHIA employees.

Health Policy Commission

Health Policy Commission link

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) is an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. The HPC's mission is to advance a more transparent, accounta

Thursday, May 11, 2017

single payer health care, email:, phone: 312-782-6006, fax: 312-782-6007

Mass-Care, Website:, E-mail:
Emily Henkels,

I worked as a data analyst for Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, BCBS and MA DPH. I create videos and give talks about public policy. My phone number is 781-771-2779. My videos are at

I would like to give talks about single payer health care to groups on the North Shore. I am active in the Marblehead Democratic Town Committee and

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

voter choice elevator speech

Ranked Choice is a change to the way that we vote. In our current system, you pick one candidate.
With Ranked Choice Voting, you vote for multiple candidates, in the order that you prefer them:

1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, and so on. This solves a very big problem in our elections -- that’s the problem of vote-splitting and spoiler candidates.

Under our current system, you may want to vote for a less popular candidate, but by doing so, you risk throwing your vote away. You might even also help to elect a candidate you don’t like, because you are not voting for a front-runner who can beat them.

With Ranked Choice Voting, you can vote for a less popular candidate as your first choice, and vote for a front-runner as a backup choice. If your first choice doesn’t have enough support, your vote transfers to your second choice. This means you never throw your vote away. Your vote stays intact, and is never wasted.

Ranked Choice Voting allows you to vote your honest preferences. Under Ranked Choice Voting, no candidate can split the vote or become a spoiler, because voters can always vote 2nd, 3rd, or more choices as backup, so votes stay consolidated among candidates who are similar.

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