Pass HR 676! Make health care a human right!
Workers, our families and our unions are waging a difficult struggle to win or to keep good health care coverage.
There is a better way. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) has introduced HR 676, national single payer legislation.
The single-payer financing in HR 676 saves the money to improve coverage for all of us as we expand care to those who have been left out. The bill restores free choice of physicians to patients. HR 676 would cover every person in the U. S. for all necessary medical care including prescription drugs and dental.
HR 676 ends deductibles and co-payments and saves hundreds of billions by eliminating the private health insurance industry with its high overhead and profits.
Our unions must lead the way!
We must build the movement that wins passage of HR 676 and makes health care a human right.
1,000 unions cannot be ignored!
The All Unions Committee for Single Payer Healthcare — HR 676 has undertaken the task to win the endorsement of 1,000 local unions and other labor bodies for this bold and just legislation.
We’re creating an honor roll of those unions that have endorsed HR 676. We’re asking you to join this struggle. Ask your union to endorse HR 676.
AFL-CIO Convention, Resolution 34, Passed Unanimously, Pittsburgh, September, 2009:
“The experience of Medicare (and of nearly every other industrialized country) shows the most cost effective and equitable way to provide quality healthcare is through a single-payer system.” It continues: “We reiterate our longstanding call for congressional leaders to unite behind such a plan.”
Resolution 34 singles out HR 676 as one of a number of single-payer bills introduced in Congress and states: “The single-payer approach is one the AFL-CIO supports and that merits dedicated congressional support and enactment.” The Resolution concludes by stating: “Whatever the outcome of the current debate over health care reform in the 111th Congress, the task of establishing health care as a human right, not a privilege, will still lay before us.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."