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November 15, 2017

Senator Lesser Votes to Pass Healthcare Reform, Increasing Access to Care and Reducing Overall Long-Term Costs

Bill includes Sen. Lesser amendments to study alternatives to addictive painkillers and improve access to family physicians BOSTON — On Nov. 9, Senator Eric P. Lesser voted with the State Senate to pass a comprehensive health care reform bill that reduces costs in the system and ensures a number of consumer protections, including increased care options for a number of …

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November 14, 2017

Senator Lesser Votes to Protect Statewide Contraceptive Health Insurance Coverage

BOSTON — Today the State Senate passed a measure which would require MassHealth, commercial health insurers and nonprofit healthcare providers and maintenance organizations to provide coverage for female contraceptives without a copay. This action comes as the Trump Administration seeks to roll back protections in the Affordable Care Act, which guaranteed female contraceptive coverage. State Senator Eric P. Lesser, who …

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November 13, 2017

Senator Lesser Issues Statement on WNEU Survey Showing 74 Percent of Mass. Residents Support East-West Rail

“I hope this survey is a wakeup call to those who question this project and have held it back,” said Sen. Lesser SPRINGFIELD — Large majorities across the state support high-speed rail service connecting Springfield to Boston, according to a survey released Monday by the Western New England University Polling Institute. The telephone survey found that 74 percent of respondents …

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November 8, 2017

Senator Lesser Votes to Establish Climate Change Adaptation Plan

BOSTON — Today the State Senate voted to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. The bill, filed by Senator Marc Pacheco of Taunton, requires Massachusetts to update every five years vulnerability studies to assess the impacts of climate change on the economy, public health and safety, infrastructure and natural resources. It also requires the state …

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