For Immediate Release
Mark Dudzic, 201-314-2653
Union Leaders to Campaign for HR 676, The National "Medicare for All" Bill During Congressional Recess
WASHINGTON - During the Congressional recess, labor leaders across the country will press their elected representatives in Congress to support HR 676, the "Medicare for All" health care bill.
"The [Massachusetts plan] is too expensive for many individuals forced to buy health insurance. It has failed to control costs and it has cost the state far more than initially projected. As a result, many critical health care facilities that serve low-income communities are facing huge cuts, while health care premiums continue to rise by double digits year after year. The Massachusetts Plan is widely recognized as unsustainable and now that we are facing an economic crisis, it is even more problematic."
Instead of individual mandates, the letter urges the President to support "Medicare for All" health care legislation as the "most fiscally prudent and morally imperative direction for successful health care reform."
Contact Labor Task Force for Universal Healthcare coordinator Lenny Potash at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laborforsinglepayer.com
Contact New Jersey Industrial Union Council president Ray Stever at: email@example.com or visit http://njsiuc.net
Contact Washington-Orange-Lamoille Labor Council, AFL-CIO coordinator Traven Layshon at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://centrallaborcouncil.org
Contact Jobs with Justice director Russ Davis at email@example.com or visit www.massjwj.net
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The primary purpose of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care is to increase grassroots labor support for H.R. 676 as an essential element in winning the support of Congress to enact the National Health Care Act "Medicare for All" as the public policy of this country because we believe that health care is a human right.