Access to health care is a human right. But in America, it’s considered a benefit that must be bargained with an employer. Employer-paid full-family health coverage is one of the biggest differences between the typical union workplace and a non-union workplace. But the costs keep going up, and health coverage is today the biggest source of labor disputes.
Senator Jeff Merkley is sponsoring a bill to require drug companies to sell products in the U.S. at the same price as other rich countries.
Two features of Obamacare that were opposed by organized labor were eliminated in a bill President Donald Trump signed into law Dec. 20.
Unions representing a majority of organized workers have endorsed national Medicare For All legislation, and polls show public support as high ast 70% for the idea.
The proposal has record support in Congress and in polls.
Polls suggest that Medicare for All has majority public support.
Sens. Merkley and Wyden, and Rep. Bonamici urge Oregonians to keeping pushing back on GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Nurse union members, frustrated with slow progress on staffing committees, rally outside Kaiser’s Northwest headquarters.
The American Health Care Act, dubbed Trumpcare, would worsen Obamacare’s flaws.
Labor has two more years to kill the tax on costly health plans – Obamacare’s most hated feature
What do Hillary, Bernie and Paul Ryan have in common? They want to dump the looming Cadillac tax