Saturday, October 27, 2018

In the News: Medicare for all; US Senate candidates review positions

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

“Medicare for all” is a popular phrase that Massachusetts residents have heard often in recent years. 
The idea to create a single, tax-funded health insurance plan for all Massachusetts residents - also known as “single-payer” - is supported by some of the state’s leading political figures, including Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez. 
“I’m a former health insurance CEO who thinks we should get rid of health insurance companies,” Gonzalez said during a recent interview with Wicked Local. 
The Democratic nominee previously served as chairman of the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state-based health exchange. He left to become president and CEO of CeltiCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corp., a publicly traded health insurer that reported 2017 net earnings of more than $800 million, according to federal filings."
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"The three U.S. Senate candidates talked with reporters and editors from the Telegram and Gazette, the Daily News and other GateHouse publications Thursday to state their cases, appearing before the editorial board for wide-ranging discussions on issues including immigration, student loan debt and health care. 
“It’s this fundamental question about how people see government, and what is the role of elected representatives,” said Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren, 69, describing the race she faces as well as races around the country. 
Independent candidate and entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, 54, kicked off the day and did not pull any punches - name-calling, criticizing any unfavorable or counter-narrative media coverage as “beyond fake news ... invisible news,” and saying racism and collusion were responsible for everything from keeping him off the debate stage to the failure of immigration reform and the high price of prescription drugs."
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Warren campaign page

Diehl campaign page

Ayyadurai campaign page:

The Franklin Town Clerk page with additional information

Additional info can be found in the 2018 Election Collection

Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

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