First, Gay Marriage and Now Universal Healthcare!
posted by Sheri
My Dad is from a very small town in Massachusetts, so small that if you blink you'll probably miss the ice cream parlor and the grocery that make it up. For this reason, I've always thought of the state as a gigantic small town. However, after Massachusett's progessive legalization of same-sex marriage in 2004, I stood up and took notice. Now they've gone and gotten highly progressive again, and I can't help but bow down (and hope hope hope that the progressive Massachusetts fever—or "fevah" as the locals may say--spreads).
Don't miss Robert B. Reich's article from The American Prospect via Alternet "Two Cheers for Massachusetts." Reich gives an overview the state's new plan for universal healthcare. Yeehaw!
Forty-five million Americans are without health insurance, and the number keeps rising. Recently the state of Massachusetts unveiled a plan for reversing this trend. It would provide nearly every Massachusetts resident with health insurance—and the plan won't require any additional state spending.>>link to source