Labor Unions: Obamacare Will 'Shatter' Our Health Benefits, Cause 'Nightmare Scenarios'Union Members Stand Up for the Affordable Care Act
The 2.1 million members of SEIU have been fighting for decades to ensure that everyone has access to quality affordable healthcare. We fought hard to get the Affordable Care Act passed, and we are still fighting hard to protect and fix the law.
Just before leaving for August Recess, the extremist Republicans in the House of Representatives held the 40th repeal vote on the healthcare law. It is unconscionable that they are more interested in scoring political points than ensuring that their constituents understand the benefits and protections of the law.
These extremist Republicans have no plan and their actions would take away health insurance for 3.1 million young people, force 6.3 million seniors to pay more for lifesaving prescription drugs and make 71 million hard working Americans start paying for what is now fully covered preventive care, such as cancer screenings, well child visits and contraception. Additionally, insurance companies could go back to denying people healthcare coverage, dropping people when they are sick and charging women more than men for the same care.
Enough is enough!
Representatives of three of the nations largest unions fired off a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi warning that Obamacare would shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.
The letter was penned by James P. Hoffa, general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Joseph Hansen, international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and Donald D. Taylor, president of UNITE-HERE, a union representing hotel, airport, food service, gaming, and textile workers.
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