Healthcare Reforms Offer No Relief for Unions

Management continues to set the terms of medical coverage for most workers, unilaterally if non-union, and subject to negotiations if not. Employers remain free to offer unaffordable insurance or to drop coverage, with little penalty.

U.S Health Spending Projected to Grow 5.8% Annually

Helathcare spending in the United States is projected to grow at an annual average rate of 5.8 percent for the period 2010 through 2020, 1.1 percentage points faster than expected growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Companies Slim Down on Health Plans

Thousands of employers in California and across the country are slashing expensive doctors and hospitals from their insurance rosters in a move to hold down rising healthcare costs — a trend that is gaining favor with corporate bosses, if not the rank and file.

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Labor’s Power and the Medicare for All Struggle
A recent article from Truthout emphasizes the critical need to make "links to labor struggles by health care workers — and bringing unions into the...

California Governor Hopefuls Debate Single Payer Healthcare

AFL-CIO: We Support Medicare for All

The Medical Bill Score

The Time Has Come

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