Everyone deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care. Massachusetts has taken important, pioneering steps in recent years to expand health care to more Commonwealth residents—an accomplishment we should be proud of. But health care costs continue to rise, putting our new health reform law at risk and keeping adequate care out of reach for many hard-working families in our community.
As your State Senator, I will continue the tradition set by our landmark health reform law by asking all parties to share in the responsibility for keeping the system solvent—employers, insurers, the public sector, health care providers, and individuals. I have led the fight in the Senate to prevent 30,000 legal, taxpaying immigrants from losing access to equal health care coverage through Commonwealth Care. I will also work with colleagues in the legislature and experts in the field to pass the next step in health care reform: creative cost-containment measures to help hold spiraling health care prices down.