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    Default More unions jump on single-payer caravan

    WASHINGTON—More unions are endorsing single-payer government-run health care, a sign the issue resonates with leaders—and with predominantly Democratic voters among unionists.

    At the same time, more outside organizations, led by the giant American Association for Retired Persons (AARP), are joining the cavalcade of protests and lobbying against the latest last-ditch Republican scheme to destroy the Affordable Care Act, and to throw millions of people out of health insurance. A bipartisan coalition of governors has also signed a letter against the ACA repeal.

    The moves came as the GOP-run Senate nears a showdown on that measure, introduced the same day, Sept. 13, as single-payer. In their plan, GOP Sens. Lindsay Graham (S.C.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Dean Heller (Nev.), and Ron Johnson (Wis.) would convert most federal health programs into a block grant to states starting in 2020.

    Their legislation would let the states choose who to cover, how much to cover, and whether they could discriminate against women, minorities, and people with pre-existing conditions. It faces a Sept. 30 deadline for a vote, under arcane Senate rules that allow the GOP to jam it through with only 50 votes, plus Vice President Mike Pence as a tie-breaker.

    By contrast, single-payer Medicare for All, championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., (S1804) and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., (HR676) would include everyone—and everything. And the feds would set the payments to doctors and insurers to cover particular procedures, illnesses, medications, and treatment.
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    Default Re: More unions jump on single-payer caravan

    Sure why not.. It will be a whole lot cheaper for the unions..

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    Default Re: More unions jump on single-payer caravan

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Sure why not.. It will be a whole lot cheaper for the unions..
    Not to mention that we won't have anything to sell anymore.....They will go directly to the government for everything and we gain no memebers.....and get nothing.......Once again we spend money and time acting like bleeding hearts.....whilst the members lose their ass......Investigations of who is paying off the leaders to follow this political stuff..and how much is necessary...who writes up the plans that this is an idea we should get on board with.......Obamacare is hurting our healthcare funds....not helping it at all...Deductibles exist where they did not....

    The way these unions have been run and who they serve is why we are losing members.......if you give healthcare over to the gov...that we once provided...Why would anybody join?
    Either somebody is very naïve....or dumb or very corrupt......somebody is getting money to sell us out......just like the politicians do to the taxpayer.
    Last edited by slavenomore; 09-27-2017 at 07:32 AM.
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