In a major step forward for the health care reform movement, the AFL-CIO is supporting improving and expanding Medicare to cover everyone. The federation’s Executive Council issued the statement on March 6 at its annual meeting. The statement spells out that the best way to acheive health care reform is through progressive, public financing to pay for universal health insurance.
Read the statement at: http://www.aflcio.or…
The AFL-CIO acknowledges the role of state reform efforts at this time, but condemns individual mandates. It commits the AFL-CIO to using its resources to work on a campaign to win Medicare for All-style reform. Hooray!
I suspect that resources for the campaign will largely depend on how health care politics play out in the primaries and the general election next year. Are people prepared to unite around the goal of improving and expanding Medicare to cover everyone?