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Single-payer study axed by state Senate

May 30, 2012
The recent debate over the latest round of health care reform in Boston included an attempted amendment the public mostly heard little about.

But proponents argue it could save most people a significant amount of money.

The proposal would have compared the cost of single-payer health care to our current system, having Massachusetts do what Vermont recently did. It failed 15-22 in the Senate, but key sponsor Sen. Jamie Eldridge plans to try again next year. He also filed a similar full bill that would transition the state to single-payer, but it has been sent to "study committee," a common practice that essentially kills a bill for a given session.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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