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Blame all increases on the 1,300 - 2,000 medical insurance providers. The industry that hands out multi -million dollar retirement bonus packages and shells out plenty to campaign cookie jars and supports 8 lobbyists per elected official on capitol hill.

 

Why is it you never piss and moan about the expenditures that have nothing to do with healthcare?

 

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MEANWHILE:

 

Wilkes Barre Labor Council and Two USW Locals Endorse HR 676

The Greater Wilkes Barre Labor Council and two United Steelworkers locals in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, have endorsed Congressman John Conyers’ HR 676, national single payer health care legislation, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.

The Labor Council, comprised of 47 locals from 28 unions representing 10,000 members, endorsed HR 676 at their monthly meeting on December 22, 2016, becoming the 152nd central labor council to take this action.

The two USW locals together have more than 1,650 members. USW Local 5652, an amalgamated local, represents workers in a variety of jobs including making shelving and heating cabinets for restaurants, manufacturing gears for airplanes, repairing utility trucks, and working at a correspondence school.

USW Local 15253 represents workers who do heavy highway construction from the Maryland border to the New York border and from the New Jersey border to the middle of Pennsylvania.

William Herbert, Treasurer of Local 5652 said “We’ve been getting ripped off by insurance companies.” He told of the crises faced by even heart attack patients who are confronted with demands for up front payments as high as $1,700. Herbert worked successfully to get his Congressperson, Matt Cartwright, to sign on to HR 676.

Herbert made the following statement on behalf of his local:

“USW Local 5652 passed a resolution calling on Congress to pass H.R. 676. For too long the insurance and pharmaceutical industries have been charging outrageous prices for their products. The bill would extend Medicare to everyone and eliminate co-pays and deductibles. We feel that this is the only way to insure health care for all Americans. If this bill passed, we would no longer need to negotiate for health care in our contracts. If an employee gets laid off his insurance would continue at the same level. We urge all Americans to call their Representatives in Congress and the Senate and ask them to pass H.R. 676.”

The HR 676 endorsement resolutions were signed by President Dave Brandt of Local 5652 and President Joseph M. Padavan of Local 15253. Padavan is also president of the Greater Wilkes Barre Labor Council.


Issued by:


Kay Tillow, Coordinator

All Unions Committee for Single Payer Health Care--HR 676
c/o Nurses Professional Organization (NPO)
1169 Eastern Parkway, Suite 2218
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 636 1551

Email: nursenpo@aol.com
http://unionsforsinglepayer.org
https://www.facebook.com/unionsforsinglepayer

HR 676 would institute a single payer health care system by expanding a
greatly improved Medicare to everyone residing in the U. S. Patients will
choose their own physicians and hospitals.

HR 676 would cover every person for all necessary medical care including
prescription drugs, hospital, surgical, outpatient services, primary and
preventive care, emergency services, dental (including oral surgery,
periodontics, endodontics), mental health, home health, physical therapy,
rehabilitation (including for substance abuse), vision care and correction,
hearing services including hearing aids, chiropractic, durable medical
equipment, palliative care, podiatric care, and long term care.

HR 676 ends deductibles and co-payments. HR 676 would save hundreds of
billions annually by eliminating the high overhead and profits of the
private health insurance industry.

In the current Congress, HR 676 has 62 co-sponsors in addition to
Congressman Conyers.

HR 676 has been endorsed by 627 union organizations including 152 Central
Labor Councils/Area Labor Federations and 44 state AFL-CIO's (KY, PA, CT,
OH, DE, ND, WA, SC, WY, VT, FL, WI, WV, SD, NC, MO, MN, ME, AR, MD-DC, TX,
IA, AZ, TN, OR, GA, OK, KS, CO, IN, AL, CA, AK, MI, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NV, MA,
RI, NH, ID).

The list of union endorsers.
The sample endorsement resolution.

01/04/17

 

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Blame all increases on the 1,300 - 2,000 medical insurance providers. The industry that hands out multi -million dollar retirement bonus packages and shells out plenty to campaign cookie jars and supports 8 lobbyists per elected official on capitol hill.

 

Why is it you never piss and moan about the expenditures that have nothing to do with healthcare?

 

 

 

Sorry, but this is a FAILURE waiting to happen. Just like Medicare COSTS were supposed to be "savings", they escalated TOTALLY out of control inside of 5 years.

 

ANYTIME government is involved, the COSTS ESCALATE.

 

Cases in point.

 

Lasik surgery IS NOT covered by insurance OR the government. Prices, at first were high and unaffordable for MOST people, BUT as the demand increased, so did the availability and the PRICES came down. Now, it is where nearly ANYONE that needs it, can afford it. Add to it, NO GOVERNMENT MONEY is supporting the research or technology improvements either. 100% paid for BY THE CONSUMER. And prices continue to drop to the point where ANYONE with a tiny bit of savings CAN afford it.

 

Epipens. The REASON they are now 500% higher is that the distribution of them by ONE company is paid for BY GOVERNMENT across the board at whatever rate they pick to sell it for. THEY KNOW that government WILL PAY for a certain HIGH percentage of them and at the PRICE they ask. So they raised the prices and forget that the DEMAND by PAYING consumers is non-existent. So they CAN get the $1500 per pen price. Cut out GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS and watch the price drop like a rock. It has NOTHING To do with either supply or demand, but WHAT THEY CAN GET GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR.

 

You want health care prices to drop??? AND become affordable ONCE AGAIN as they were PRIOR to the government intrusion??? GET GOVERNMENT TOTALLY OUT OF THE PROVIDING OF ANY HEALTH CARE OF ANY KIND- either in payment or providing it.

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gee you foreskin lipped racists cant find the numbers on how fast healthcare cost were rising before ACA

 

 

hmmmmmm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/charts-health-care-costs-americans_n_2957266.html

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GEEEEEEE....I WONDER IF YOU STUPID MORON LIBERALS WOULD GET YOUR GREEDY FINGERS OUT OF HEALTH CARE AND LET FREE MARKETS DO ITS JOB......MAYBE YOU WOULDNT COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT YOU MORONS CAUSED...YA THINK?

 

 

 

 

LIBERALS................CANT FIX STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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there has never been a completely free market of anything you idiot

OHH YOU MEAN LIKE SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE THAT YOU THINK WILL LOWER HEALTH CARE COSTS....AND IN A FEW SHORT YEARS SENT PRICES THROUGH THE ROOF AND LOWERED QUALITY.....YEAH....FUCKING MORON!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

LIBERALS......................CANT FIX STUPID!!!!!!!

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Blame all increases on the 1,300 - 2,000 medical insurance providers.

 

^^ This moron still can't explain how expanding a program that is already failing, would work.

Other than "throwing more money at it"... the standard liberal answer to all their failing social programs.

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^^ This moron still can't explain how expanding a program that is already failing, would work.

Other than "throwing more money at it"... the standard liberal answer to all their failing social programs.

 

 

What is your healthcare plan in detail ???

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Sorry, but this is a FAILURE waiting to happen. Just like Medicare COSTS were supposed to be "savings", they escalated TOTALLY out of control inside of 5 years.

 

ANYTIME government is involved, the COSTS ESCALATE.

 

Cases in point.

 

Lasik surgery IS NOT covered by insurance OR the government. Prices, at first were high and unaffordable for MOST people, BUT as the demand increased, so did the availability and the PRICES came down. Now, it is where nearly ANYONE that needs it, can afford it. Add to it, NO GOVERNMENT MONEY is supporting the research or technology improvements either. 100% paid for BY THE CONSUMER. And prices continue to drop to the point where ANYONE with a tiny bit of savings CAN afford it.

 

Epipens. The REASON they are now 500% higher is that the distribution of them by ONE company is paid for BY GOVERNMENT across the board at whatever rate they pick to sell it for. THEY KNOW that government WILL PAY for a certain HIGH percentage of them and at the PRICE they ask. So they raised the prices and forget that the DEMAND by PAYING consumers is non-existent. So they CAN get the $1500 per pen price. Cut out GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS and watch the price drop like a rock. It has NOTHING To do with either supply or demand, but WHAT THEY CAN GET GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR.

 

You want health care prices to drop??? AND become affordable ONCE AGAIN as they were PRIOR to the government intrusion??? GET GOVERNMENT TOTALLY OUT OF THE PROVIDING OF ANY HEALTH CARE OF ANY KIND- either in payment or providing it.

 

 

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