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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:19 PM

Single-payer health care gains momentum in wake of Tuesday's election

Staff Writer
Thursday, November 08, 2018

NORTHAMPTON — Question 4, a nonbinding public policy question that asked legislators to support single-payer health care in Massachusetts, passed overwhelmingly in all six state House of Representative districts in which it was on the ballot. Now, single-payer advocates in Hampshire County plan to use the results to push the policy forward on Beacon Hill.

“I would call that a mandate,” said Lindsay Sabadosa, the 1st Hampshire District representative elect, on the question getting 87 percent of the vote in Northampton, which anchors her district.

With almost all precincts reporting, the question was seeing 76 percent support across all communities, and winning in every community with reported results.

“It was a huge showing,” said Deborah Levenson, co-convenor of Western Mass. Medicare for All.


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