Labor Needs Single Payer

Labor Liaison Corner – February 2017

The reality is that all multiemployer union plans are facing a crisis of sustainability, The basic health and prescription coverage has become a gigantic liability, using more resources and providing less care., we lose wages in order to maintain health care benefits.

The AFL -CIO Building and Construction Trades Department listed core reasons for National health care reform:

  • Provide Universal coverage
  • Distribute costs fairly
  • Control cost and preserve benefits
  • Improve quality and delivery of care

Single Payer is the health reform solution that does the above and provides the coverage long-term value of the multiemployer plans.

Labor must embrace this vision of healthcare as a right not a privilege, and its Historic mission to fight for social and economic justice for all working people.