020813fi-Carl-SciortinoFrom the Carl Sciortino campaign, Sept. 13, 2013: On Friday, MassCare, an organization whose mission is to establish a single-payer health care system in Massachusetts, endorsed Carl Sciortino for Congress. In a statement from its executive director, MassCare cited Sciortino’s leadership on single-payer issues over his career in the State House.

“We are proud to announce our support of this great candidate, Carl Sciortino,” said MassCare’s Executive Director, Ture Richard Turnbull. “Our organization has been grateful to have Carl as a strong advocate for single-payer health care in Massachusetts. Carl has taken a leadership role in the efforts for passage of legislation to institute a single-payer system in Massachusetts. If single-payer is your issue, Carl Sciortino is the clear choice in this race.”

“Single-payer health care is the most cost-effective way to deliver health care to all Americans,” said Sciortino, a candidate for Congress in the 5th District. “I fully support MassCare’s mission … and I have been proud to work with them. I am the only one in this race who has been a consistent supporter of single-payer health care, and I’m running for Congress to be a consistent progressive voice in Washington.”

Sciortino represents the 34th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House, which includes parts of Medford and Somerville.