As Republican candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, I am calling upon my democratic opponent to debate jobs, state health care and transportation issues.
My Opponent owes us an explanation why he continues to support a VT or Canadian-style health care system for Massachusetts when he knows such a massive expansion of government would bankrupt our state.
Our cities and towns lack the local aid they need to deliver essential services, and our state transportation network is in need of faster project delivery. Yet, he insists on imposing an unworkable health care system coined ‘MA Medicare for-All’ that he knows would put us even further behind. We have a responsibility to save Medicare for seniors first.
As part of my campaign, I have proposed lowering health care premiums by allowing health insurers to compete across state lines. I also support improving choice and affordability with differently tailored plans for small businesses and individuals within the Massachusetts Health Connector.
On state transportation, I have proposed setting the goal of making all Mass. infrastructure projects take six years or less and transform the state’s Project Delivery Process, akin to pilot reforms he previously worked on with the Governor Patrick's 8-year Accelerated Bridge Program.
The Health Connector is a bipartisan framework within the private marketplace, and I support it. The exchange can be improved without imposing mandates. On transportation, I'll insist on performance based management and on-time delivery because reforming state transportation is central to our Economic Recovery. I’ve already done this at MassDOT and in the private sector, and will use my experience to get better results for our communities.
As part of my challenge, I have proposed that the two 2012 candidates debate at a public forum to be held sometime in the next 2-3 months.
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).