Reformers succeed to get Rep. Markey to support single payer

June 2009
Massachusetts Nurse Advocate;Jun2009, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p10
The article reports on success which was seen in the efforts of health care reformers from the seventh district of Massachusetts to implement a campaign to convince Massachusetts State Representative Ed Markey to be a supporter of a national single-payer health care bill. Markey decided to support bill HR 676, which is also known as the National Medicare for All bill, after receiving a letter from more than 50 constituents from his district.


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