WellPoint Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer by enrollment, reported fourth-quarter profit that rose more than analyst estimates as a national jobless rate above 9 percent kept Americans out of doctors’ offices.
Whatever the outcome of the current debate over health care reform in the 111th Congress, the task of establishing healthcare as a human right, not a privilege, will still lay before us. We continue to believe the social insurance model should be our goal, and we will continue to fight for reforms that take us in that direction.
Will Employers Drop Coverage?
The new healthcare law wasn’t supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations.
Disney's Squeezing Their Workers Yet Again
Only with a sustainable, secure, and just healthcare system can we find a solution to the “choices” workers are given at the bargaining table: stagnant wages, fewer benefits, more out-of-pocket costs…all while those profiting from our healthcare system make out like bandits!
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
Resources for SB 562
Below are links to PDFs of frequently-requested resources for SB 562. Not seeing what you're looking for, email us and we'll track it down! For Labor:...
Proposition 186: California Health Security Act (1994)
Multiemployer Plans, Taft-Hartley Funds, and Single Payer Healthcare
Healthcare in California is More Than 70% Publicly Funded
How a Medicare for All, Single Payer Program Can Ease the Mental Health Crisis
Medicare For All Weekend of Action
Join healthcare justice activists for a statewide weekend of action for Medicare for All.
Healthcare for All Is in Danger
Garden Party 2017: Healthcare at the Crossroads
About Our Speakers Program
Please encourage your union to request one of Labor United for Universal Healthcare's speakers. Our speakers are union member activists, trained and prepared with materials to give educational workshops on our healthcare system and the challenges the labor movement faces maintaining or winning quality healthcare for members.