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.