CAVARETTA CALLS ON ELDRIDGE TO DEBATE HEALTH CARE AND THE FUTURE OF MA MEDICARE

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APRIL 19, 2012

CAVARETTA CALLS ON ELDRIDGE TO DEBATE HEALTH CARE AND THE FUTURE OF MA MEDICARE

Says Incumbent Has Responsibility to Explain Positions to Constituents

STOW – Dean Cavaretta, Republican candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, today called upon his Democratic opponent to debate health care issues.

“Jamie Eldridge owes his constituents an explanation why he continues to support a single-payer, health care system for Massachusetts residents when he knows such an expansion of government would bankrupt our state,” said Cavaretta. “Our cities and towns lack the local aid they need to deliver essential local services, and our educational system is in need of real flexibility. Yet, my opponent remains singularly focused on imposing a health care system coined ‘MA Medicare for-All’ that he knows would put us even further behind.”

“My opponent fails to realize that Massachusetts is not Canada or Vermont and that his misguided plan make ‘Obama-Care’ look conservative and incremental. His bill is too bureaucratic in the middle of a growing doctor shortage and worst jobs climate since 1929,” said Cavaretta.  “We have a responsibility to save Medicare for seniors first.”

As part of his campaign, Cavaretta has proposed lowering health care premiums by allowing health insurers to compete across state lines. He also supports improving choice and affordability with differently tailored plans for small businesses and individuals, and providing more benefit design flexibility within the Massachusetts Health Connector.

“The Connector is a bipartisan framework within the private marketplace, and I support it,” said Cavaretta.  “The exchange can be improved without imposing mandates.”

As part of his challenge to Eldridge, Cavaretta has proposed that the two candidates debate health care at a public forum to be held within the Senate district sometime in the next month.

“Let the public come and hear our different plans for the future of MA health care, and how we plan to pay for them,” said Cavaretta. “I believe the choice will be clear.  I did not make Medicare a state issue, Jamie Eldridge did.”

Dean Cavaretta is the Republican candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate in the Middlesex and Worcester District, which includes the towns of Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Ayer, Shirley, Devens, Harvard, Stow, Maynard, Hudson, Marlborough, Southborough, Westborough, Northborough (Precinct 3) and Sudbury (Precincts 2 & 3).

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Dean Cavaretta (R-Stow)

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