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  • I would likew to know how to join the fight to ban conversion therapy

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  • Dear Senator Brownsberger:
    I am not a health care professional, and do not work in the health care industry. I do know, however, that we are experiencing a health care crisis, and appreciate your thoughtful synopsis of the issues and challenges we’re facing.

    Although I am not an expert, I know enough to recognize two of the most significant contributors to the problem and described in your analysis. These are the lack of employer-provided health care insurance and rising costs. As for the latter, I am not close enough to the situation to offer a particularly useful …

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  • I made a comment before reading the great number who favor single payor. so I will add the political issue of “socialism at the people’s republic of Massachusetts” (a quote from a former patient), “taxachusetts” also. Someone needs to develop language to take these images on head on. There is always the churchill chestnut “americans always do the right thing, after they have tried everything else. JM

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  • Can you run a back of the envelope estimate as to how much a single payer plan for all residents of MA would cost? I believe the overhead for Medicare runs about 7%, much less than commercial insurance. That plus negotiated drug prices, and doing procedures at the best site for having them (blue ribbon commission to decide that). Otherwise, thank goodness that Obamacare is alive for a while..Best, John M.

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Will Brownsberger
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2d Suffolk and Middlesex District