Michael Seward: Legislators should hold themselves accountable

Published: 2/17/2020 5:20:47 PM

It was interesting to read about the western Massachusetts delegation’s “deep disappointment” over the suspension of the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), a program that reportedly has run out of money every year since 2017.

If the program is so important to so many of their constituents and has run out of money every year, why didn’t the western Massachusetts delegation have the wherewithal to make sure the program had sufficient funding this year?

Their “deep disappointment” is their reaction to their own failure to be proactive. They didn’t learn the previous years’ lessons, yet they expressed their dismay toward others when the same thing happened again.

It seems that it is the public who should be expressing their “deep disappointment” with their elected officials, who should hold themselves more accountable.

Michael Seward


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