The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) announced yesterday that they will begin working towards a late 2009 goal of universal health coverage. The labor organization has 10 million members and 3 million retirees. It plans to recruit at least 1 million of these members for a grass-roots push for universal coverage.
Patrick Howington of The Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY, writes:
The labor organization said it isn't backing a particular presidential candidate or a specific health-care proposal, but it outlined the features a national health-care system should have: It should control 'rising and irrational' health-care costs, provide comprehensive high-quality care to all, and preserve the right to choose your own doctor, among other attributes.
SOURCE: "AFL-CIO Starts Push for Universal Health Coverage" 08/30/07
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